First contribution to the List of Available Names in Zoology –- Species- and Genus- Parts of Phylum Rotifera

The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature has adopted as Parts of the List of Available Names in Zoology both Candidate Parts of phylum Rotifera, compiled by Jersabek et al., 2018. The Ruling was published in the Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature as Opinion 2430, on 30 April 2019 (link here, open access: https://biotaxa.org/bzn/article/view/50666/44015). These Parts are the first to be added to the List.

The ICZN would like to thank the LAN Committees and the international community of rotiferologists for this commendable effort.

To commemorate this occasion, the cover of this year's Bulletin features the winning photograph in a rotifer picture competition, of Keratella serrulata (Ehrenberg, 1838) © Michael Plewka, plingfactory.de. This is the first time the Bulletin has featured a photograph on its front cover.


PDFs of both Parts can be downloaded from archive.org (links follow references below), or from the ICZN website.

Jersabek CD, De Smet WH, Hinz C, Fontaneto D, Hussey CG, Michaloudi E, Wallace RL, Segers H (2018a) List of Available Names in Zoology, Candidate Part Phylum Rotifera, genus-group names established before 1 January 2000. [1] + 24 + 9 + [2]. Available at: https://archive.org/details/LANCandidatePartGeneraRotifera. [Last accessed 18 February 2019.]

Jersabek CD, De Smet WH, Hinz C, Fontaneto D, Hussey CG, Michaloudi E, Wallace RL, Segers H (2018b) List of Available Names in Zoology, Candidate Part Phylum Rotifera, species-group names established before 1 January 2000. [3] + 231 + [1] + 45 + 54 + [2]. Available at: https://archive.org/details/LANCandidatePartSpeciesRotifera. [Last accessed 18 February 2019.]

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