Etymologie, Etimología, Étymologie, Etimologia, Etymology
@_ Welt, Mundo, Monde, Mondo, World
Zoologie, Zoología, Zoologie, Zoologia, Zoology
Auf Esperanto heißt dt. "Entomologie", esp. "entomologio" = dt. "Insektenkunde".
- entomologio: Scienco pri la insektoj.
- entomologiisto: Specialisto pri entomologio.
- anglaj: ~o: entomology; ~isto: entomologist.
- francaj: ~o: entomologie; ~isto: entomologiste.
- germanaj: ~o: Insektenkunde, Insektologie [ark], Entomologie [fak].
- hispanaj: ~o: entomología.
- hungaraj: ~o: rovartan, entomológia.
- katalunaj: ~o: entomologia; ~isto: entomòleg.
- nederlandaj: ~o: insectenkunde, entomologie.
- polaj: ~o: entomologia; ~isto: entomolog.
- portugalaj: ~o: entomologia.
- entomologiisto multaj insektoj kiuj estas klasifikitaj kiel variajoj en la admirinda verko de sinjoro Volaston (Wollaston) ... estus klasifikitaj kiel apartaj specioj de multaj entomologoj.
- anglaj: ~o: entomologist.
- francaj: ~o: entomologiste.
- polaj: ~o: entomolog.
International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature
- The Code
- Current Cases and List of Available Names
- Manual for proposing a part of the LAN
- A new lease of life for the ICZN
- Submitting a Case
About the ICZN
Standards, sense and stability for animal names
The ICZN provides and regulates a uniform system of zoological nomenclature ensuring that every animal has a unique and universally accepted scientific name.
The maintenance of international standards in animal nomenclature is the unique role of the Commission. It is not the role of the Commission to become involved in taxonomic issues except where they have nomenclatural implications.
The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) was founded in 1895. Its task is to create, publish and, periodically, to revise the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. The Commission also considers and rules on specific cases of nomenclatural uncertainty. These rulings are published as 'Opinions' in the Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature.
INTERNATIONAL CODE OF ZOOLOGICAL NOMENCLATURE online
- Title pages
- Explanatory Note on the Code
- Preface to the Fourth Edition
- Chapter 1: Zoological nomenclature
- Chapter 2: The number of words in the scientific names of animals
- Chapter 3: Criteria of publication
- Chapter 4: Criteria of availability
- Chapter 5: Date of publication
- Chapter 6: Validity of names and nomenclatural acts
- Chapter 7: Formation and treatment of names
- Chapter 8: Family-group nominal taxa and their names
- Chapter 9: Genus-group nominal taxa and their names
- Chapter 10: Species-group nominal taxa and their names
- Chapter 11: Authorship
- Chapter 12: Homonymy
- Chapter 13: The type concept in nomenclature
- Chapter 14: Types in the family group
- Chapter 15: Types in the genus group
- Chapter 16: Types in the species group
- Chapter 17: The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature
- Chapter 18: Regulations governing this code
- Appendix A: Code of Ethics
- Appendix B: General Recommendations
- Constitution of the ICZN
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- The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
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- Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Data Access
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- Museum of Vertebrate Zoology: Archival Field Notebooks Query Page
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- Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
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- Indian Museum, Kolkata
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- Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums
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- American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
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- World Wildlife Fund Endangered Species
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- The American Ornithologists' Union
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- Association of Field Ornithologists
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- Cooper Ornithological Society
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- Raptors Research Foundation
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- Journal of Insect Science
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- The American Beekeeping Federation
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- American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
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- Duke Research
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- UCMP Glossary
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- Defenders of Wildlife
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- Secrets of the Stomatopod
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- Bronx Zoo
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- The National Aquaculture Association
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- International Arabian Horse Magazine
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- Marine Resources Division, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
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- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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- Biomedia Galleries
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- Wildfinder: Mapping the World's species
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- Earthwatch Institute
- Service organization providing opportunities for members of the public to participate in scientific research expeditions studying archaeology, endangered animals, natural resource management, and other topics related to environmental change. Website ...
- The Field Museum
- This site is a companion to Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History and has resources, exhibits and interactive resources for every age and interest.
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- Encyclopedia Smithsonian
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- Marmota Monax (Woodchuck)
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- Periodical Cicada Page
- Provides a profile of the "flying, plant-sucking insects" also known as 13-year locusts and 17-year locusts. Discusses behavior, distribution in the United States, and potential damage to trees and shrubs. (They are not harmful to humans.) ...
- Charles Darwin and His Writings
- Presentation on British naturalist Charles Darwin's life; his "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" and other writings on plants, zoology, geology; and theories of species development. From the University of South Carolin ...
- NEWTON's Ask A Scientist archive
- An archive of questions received and answers composed through NEWTON's Ask A Scientist service for K-12 students and educators. The following subjects are represented: astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, computer, general science, engineering, en ...
- Zalophus Californianus: California Sea Lion
- Background about this marine mammal "found along the shore from California to Mexico including Baja and Tres Marias Islands, in the Galapagos Islands and in the southern Sea of Japan." Includes information about habitat, physical descriptio ...
- Freshwater and Marine Image Bank
- "An ongoing digital collection of images related to freshwater and marine topics, in all their diversity. It includes images of fish, shellfish, and marine mammals, pictures of fish hatcheries and dams and vessels, materials related to polar explorat ...
- American Cetacean Society
- "ACS works to protect whales, dolphins, porpoises, and their habitats through education, conservation, and research." Wesite contains information about the society, its activities and publications, and cetacean fact sheets.
- Free Willy Keiko Foundation
- "The Free Willy Keiko Foundation['s]... mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and attempt to return captive and stranded cetaceans (whales and dolphins) to their native habitats, through the operation of a state-of-the-art, deep-water rehabilitation fac ...
- Aquatic Network
- Aquatic Network calls itself the "Information Service for the Aquatic World. Subject areas covered include aquaculture, conservation, fisheries, limnology, marine science and oceanography, maritime heritage, ocean engineering, and seafood."
- Savage Seas
- This is the companion web site to the "Savage Seas" series which aired on PBS. The web site includes sections on the many topics covered in the television series. Excellent photographs and fascinating explanations highlight this well-designed site. H ...
- Peace Corps Kids World
- This site features a history of the Peace Corp and a description of its goals and general activities of the volunteers. The site includes an interactive map of Peace Corp locations throughout the world; information on holidays, food, schools, and ent ...
- Fish FAQ
- "A bouillabaisse of fascinating facts about fish."
- Animal Planet - Working Dogs
- Learn all about the different roles that dogs take on as helpers, entertainers, rescuers, hunters, law-enforcers, and more!
- If you like frogs, this is the site for you. There are frog facts, pictures of frogs to color, and even jokes about frogs. There are also frog news articles, frog fables, and a frog art gallery. This site even helps you figure out everything you ne ...
- American Museum of Natural History Congo Expedition, 1909-1915
- An exhibit of scientists Herbert Lang and James P. Chapin's almost six-year expedition to the Central African Congo River basin to catalog the plants and animals they found. Features biographies, notes, field photographs, diaries, illustrations, arti ...
- National Bird-Feeding Society: Helping create bird-friendly backyards
- The National Bird-Feeding Society (NBS) offers tips on creating a healthy environment for wild birds by supporting education and research about backyard wild birds. Provides information on publications, a question/answer database about bird-feeding, ...
- The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online
- Online source containing the works of Charles Darwin, including unpublished papers. Features a searchable index of the scientist???s publications, manuscripts, diaries, and notebooks as well as an extended biography. Supplemental materials include ...
- Bath Postal Museum
- This website features a detailed chronology of postal service from its origins in ancient Egypt, a history of letter boxes from 1854-1998 (including various models of pillar box), descriptions of postal uniforms from 1793-1984, and biographies of sev ...
- ipl2: Dinosaur Floor of the Exhibit Museum at the University of Michigan
- Take a virtual tour of the Dinosaur Floor of the University of Michigan Exhibit Museum using QuickTime VR technology.
- The Encyclopedia of Earth
- A comprehensive, authoritative, and thorough resource all about our Earth and relationship to it. Articles written by experts and scholars
- Sled Dogs: An Alaskan Epic
- Read about sled dogs, including Balto, a brave husky.
- Exploring Nature Educational Resource
- Provides encyclopedic information on the natural sciences, with thousands of illustrations. Resources for school-age youth, kindergarten through high school, as well as teachers and parents.
Zoology at World Digital Library
- Title: Through the Brazilian Wilderness, by Theodore Roosevelt; with Illustrations from Photographs by Kermit Roosevelt and Other Members of the Expedition
- Title: The Uganda Protectorate: Attempt to Give Some Description of the Physical Geography, Botany, Zoology, Anthropology, Languages and History of the Territories under British Protection in East Central Africa
- Title: Mister Johann Anderson...Reports on Iceland, Greenland, and the Davis Strait for the Proper Use of the Sciences and Commerce
- Title: Atlas of the Physical and Political History of Chile [Plates, Volume 1]
- Title: Atlas of the Physical and Political History of Chile [Plates, Volume 2]