This book suggests an in-depth look at nomenclature in systematics instead of providing another "instruction for use" of various Codes of nomenclature. The focus is on ideas of what taxonomic nomenclature is as a part of professional language of systematics considered in its full historical and conceptual scope. Basic concepts of nomenclature are outlined and their development characterized; a hierarchy of fundamental principles of nomenclature summarized; and the relationship between the taxonomic nomenclature and the taxonomic theory discussed. This book is addressed to those who would like to go beyond the boundaries of existing Codes and to look at the subject from a more general, mostly theoretical standpoint.
- Provides a review of the role of nomenclature in systematics
- Reviews the conceptual scope and historical contexts of nomenclature
- Analyzes fundamental principles of nomenclature
- Outlines the historical development of nomenclature
- Reviews the rules of nomenclature in botany, zoology, microbiology, and horticulture