A universal register for animal names

  title={A universal register for animal names},
  author={Andrew Polaszek},
Andrew Polaszek and colleagues propose an open-access web-register for animal names, which they believe is vital to move taxonomy into the twenty-first century.New-wave taxonomyThe International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (the fourth edition is online at http://www.iczn.org/iczn/index.jsp) was established to bring order to the naming of animal species. It is administered by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN), a body set up in 1895 to take on the task on behalf… 
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