[:Chapter1:Chapter 1: Zoological Nomenclature]

Article 1. Definition and scope.

1.1. Definition. Zoological nomenclature is the system of scientific names applied to taxonomic units (taxa; singular: taxon) of extant or extinct animals, and the provisions for their formation and use.

(Comment: There is a slight mismatch between the definition of (zoological) nomenclature in Article 1.1 and that given in the Glossary of the Code, which states that nomenclature is: "A system of names, and provisions for their formation and use." I have added the clause of ", and the provisions, etc." to Article 1.1. Thomas Pape)

1.1.1. For the purposes of this Code the term "animals" refers to the Metazoa and also to protistan taxa when workers treat them as animals for the purposes of nomenclature (see also Article 2).

1.2. Scope.

1.3. Exclusions. Excluded from the provisions of the Code are names proposed

1.4. Independence. Zoological nomenclature is independent of other systems of nomenclature in that the name of an animal taxon is not to be rejected merely because it is identical with the name of a taxon that is not animal (see Article 1.1.1).

Recommendation 1A. Names already in use for taxa that are not animals. Authors intending to establish new genus-group names are urged to consult the Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum) and the Approved List of Bacterial Names to determine whether identical names have been established under the International Codes of Nomenclature relevant to those lists and, if so, to refrain from publishing identical zoological names.

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