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Anonymous, 07/24/2007 03:41 PM

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_This page is about the difference between the zoological code compared to the botanical_
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{{>toc}}
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A short and quick comparison of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature ([ICZN":http://www.iczn.org/iczn/index.jsp) and the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature ("ICBN](http://www.bgbm.org/iapt/nomenclature/code/SaintLouis/0001ICSLContents.htm).) There also is a very useful [http://scientific.thomson.com/support/products/zr/zoological-glossary/
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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.
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##### Author citations
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* [http://www.iczn.org/iczn/includes/page.jsp?booksection=contents&chapter=11&nfv=   * Generic format (not sure if zoologists call basionyms basionyms):
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  * _Genus (Subgenus) epithethon subspecies_ (BasAuthor, BasYear) Author, Year
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* Examples:
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  * _Methiolopsis geniculata_ (Stål, 1878) Rehn, 1957
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* only subspecies as infraspecific rank allowed! all others are not covered by code. Therefore no rank abbreviation needed and simple trinomens are used.
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* [http://www.iczn.org/iczn/includes/page.jsp?article=51&nfv=   * authors are NEVER abbreviated
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* Bot:
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* Generic format:
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  * _Genus epithethon_ rankabbrev _infraspecies_ (BasAuthor ex ExBasAuthor) Author ex ExAuthor
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##### Autonyms
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* Zoo: [http://www.iczn.org/iczn/index.jsp?nfv=&article=37
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##### Homonyms
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* Zoo: senior/junior Hom.
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* [secondary Hom.](http://www.iczn.org/iczn/includes/page.jsp?article=59&nfv=) are names with the same genus name, but not at the same time. Therefore there is no problem or need to change them.
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* Bot: later/earlier Hom.
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##### Misapplied names
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cite with "non _xxx_"
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##### Subgenera
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Zoo: if a subgenus exists it _may_ be cited in paranthesis between the genus and the species epitheton. E.g: Ala (lies) alume 1973
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Bot: subgenera are not part of a species name.
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##### orthographical variants
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seem to be treated the same way.
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* Zoo: [correct original spelling":http://www.iczn.org/iczn/includes/page.jsp?article=32&nfv= and "subsequent spellings](http://www.iczn.org/iczn/includes/page.jsp?article=33&nfv=:) emendation, incorrect subsequent spelling or a mandatory change.
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##### sensu
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same thing
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* Zoo: _Cancer pagurus_ Linnaeus sensu Latreille
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