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AuthorAlessandro Minelli
TitleShort notes and reviews Zoological nomenclature – reflections on the recent past and ideas for our future agenda
JournalContributions to Zoology
AbstractA couple of weeks after the start of my service as President of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, a paper of mine appeared in the Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature (Minelli, 1995) in which I outlined some major challenges to be faced by biological nomenclature in response to the changing paradigms of biological systematics. Now, with the approaching end of my six-year term as President, I wish to look in retrospect at the recent history of the Commission, briefly touching on successes and failures alike, and to outline what 1 now see, from the vantage point of my experience, as further challenges and responsibilities awaiting us; by “us” I mean not merely the Commission but all those active in the field of zoological (or biological) taxonomy.
The main message I will try to convey in this open letter is that a major effort is necessary in order to better integrate the Commission’s work into the daily practice of taxonomists world-wide (and also, in a sense, vice versa).
Document typearticle
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