Register those Sp. Nov.

If you haven’t seen or heard of the new amendment to the The Code you probably have been under a rock (what species of carabids were under there with you?). You can look at the amendment in detail by way of the ICZN site.

This is great news. Importantly, part of this is the requirement for electronic-only publications to be registered. The official place, ZooBank, is also available so you can voluntarily register all names. I would like to encourage everyone to get involved.

I’m registering all of my Sp Nov.We can all benefit from working toward having a set of accepted names for carabids and this is the

Well equipped for beetle collecting

F150 Raptor pterostichine transport vehicle. Already a Registered SP NOV

right place and tool to work communally to this end. After I get my few names and publications entered, I am going to try and work on species and genera described by Stefano Straneo.

I encourage you to do the same for groups of interest to you. Rich Pyle tells me that they are developing tools for bulk uploads of nomenclatural acts.

Welcome to the Brave New World.


About Kip Will

I'm an insect systematist with expertise in carabid beetles, who is always happiest in the bush.
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One Response to Register those Sp. Nov.

  1. Wolfgang Lorenz says:

    Hi Kip,
    good idea to start with entering names in ZooBank, but my hope is that there will be more data fields and advanced search options in a next ZooBank version. At least a comment field would be useful, e.g., Pterostichus sculpturalis ITO 2012 is a junior primary homonym of Pterostichus sculpturalis BROUN 1917 (see, and,
    Feronia spinifera LEACH 1817 has nothing to do with Pterostichini, it’s a Hippoboscidae fly: Olfersia spinifera.


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