ZooBank Committee

Committee Members

30 members from 14 countries. Twenty members are ICZN Commissioners, nine are external experts

Donat Agosti, Plazi, Bern, Switzerland
Miguel A. Alonso-Zarazaga, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, Spain
Alberto Ballerio, Brescia, Italy
Stan Blum, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, USA
Nina G. Bogutskaya, Zoological Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia
Denis J. Brothers, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Scottsville, South Africa
Edward C. Dickinson, Aves Press Ltd., Eastbourne, UK
Daphne G. Fautin, University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA
R. Bruce Halliday, CSIRO Entomology, Canberra, Australia
Mark S. Harvey, Western Australian Museum, Welshpool, Australia
Paul Kirk, Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International, Egham, UK
Maurice Kottelat, Cornol, Switzerland
Frank-T. Krell (Chair), Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver, USA
Sven O. Kullander, Naturhistoriska Rijksmuseet, Stockholm, Sweden
Susan Lim, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Chris H.C. Lyal, The Natural History Museum, London, UK
Ellinor Michel, ICZN, London, UK
Thomas Pape, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
David J. Patterson, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, USA
Andrew Polaszek, The Natural History Museum, London, UK
Richard L. Pyle, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, USA
David Remsen, Global Biodiversity Information Facility Secretariat, Copenhagen, Denmark
Gary Rosenberg, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, USA
Michael T. Schmitt, Universität Greifswald, Germany
Jan van Tol, National Museum of Natural History Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands
Judith E. Winston, Virginia Museum of Natural History, Martinsville, USA
Doug Yanega, University of California, Riverside, USA
Yde de Jong, Zoological Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Zhi-Qiang Zhang, New Zealand Arthropod Collection, Auckland, New Zealand
Hong-zhang Zhou, Institute of Zoology CAS, Beijing, China


To consider all substantive decisions on registry and implementation of ZooBank, including prospectiveand retrospective content of ZooBank, source, and mechanism.

Policy working groups (subcommittees)

• ZooBank architecture (Pyle [Leader], Agosti, Blum, Fautin, de Jong, Kirk, Patterson, Remsen)

• ZooBank users (Krell [L], Fautin, Pyle)

• Registration of new names (Agosti [L], Ballerio, Brothers, Halliday, Harvey, Lim, Lyal, Remsen, Winston, Yanega)

• Registration of nomina nova (Halliday [L], Dickinson, Pape, Pyle)

• Registration of lectotypifications (Brothers [L], Bogutskaya, Lyal, Pape, Winston)

• Registration of neotypifications (Brothers [L], Bogutskaya, Lyal, Pape, Winston)

• Registration of first reviser actions (Dickinson [L], Brothers, Halliday, Lim, Lyal, Pape, Schmitt, Winston, Yanega)

• Registration of emendations and secondary spellings (Pape [L], Dickinson, Halliday, Yanega)

• Registration of Official Lists (Alonso-Zarazaga [L]Fautin, Lyal, Schmitt)

• Registration of authors and works (Schmitt and Winston [L], Bogutskaya, Krell, Kullander, Lim, Pyle, Zhou).

• Protection of the name ZooBank and securing the relevant domain names (Dickinson, Ballerio, Michel).

Working groups on the registration of types and type localities, registration before publication, and the differences between prospective and retrospective registration will be established soon.

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