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available name

Other names

= name, available
A scientific name applied to an animal taxon that is not excluded under Article 1.3 and that conforms to the provisions of Articles 10 to 20.

International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (1999) International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. Fourth Edition. - International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature, XXIX + 306 pp.

any name which conforms to all mandatory provisions of the Code. There are general requirements of publication and date, language, name formation etc. An available name is not necessarily a valid name, as an available name may be in synonymy. Conversely a valid name must always be an available one. Available names include nomen inviolatum, — conservandum, — perfectum, — vanum, — correctum, — substitutum, — imperfectum

BIOSIS [online] [cit. 5-Oct-2004] Thomson BIOSIS - Nomenclatural Glossary for Zoology.

See also:
nomen inviolatum
nomen conservandum
nomen perfectum
nomen vanum
nomen correctum
nomen substitutum
nomen imperfectum
valid name

See also
valid name (Taxonomy)

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