Re: NANFA-- Esox "lacustris"

Tue, 18 Jul 2000 14:04:36 -0500

Thanks Chris, I really appreciate the info! How does the commision catalog
or document their rulings? Is there a "catalog" of approved names?


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To answer Ty Hall's query -- "is there a governing body for the naming of
or the recognition of a species?" -- the answer is, sort of.

The International Commission for Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) sets and
officiates a body of rules that all zoological taxonomists must follow in
to properly describe new taxa, or subsume previously dscribed taxa into
subspecies or junior synonyms.


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