Zoolocical Code

This page is about the difference between the zoological code compared to the botanical

A short and quick comparison of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN": and the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature ("ICBN.) There also is a very useful [

They look very similar and it seems they mostly use a different formatting for the same underlying ideas - sometimes not expressed explicitly though in one or the other.

Author citations
  • Zoo: senior/junior Hom.

  • secondary Hom. are names with the same genus name, but not at the same time. Therefore there is no problem or need to change them.

  • Bot: later/earlier Hom.

Misapplied names

cite with "non xxx"


Zoo: if a subgenus exists it may be cited in paranthesis between the genus and the species epitheton. E.g: Ala (lies) alume 1973

Bot: subgenera are not part of a species name.

orthographical variants

seem to be treated the same way.


same thing

  • Zoo: Cancer pagurus Linnaeus sensu Latreille

Updated by Andreas Müller over 1 year ago · 4 revisions