1st Edition

Taxonomic Nomenclature
What’s in a Name: History and Theory

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ISBN 9781032015071
November 10, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
304 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.


Key Features

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


Related Titles

Mishler, B. D. What, if anything, are species?  (ISBN 978-1-4987-1454-9)

Wilkins, J. S.  Species: The Evolution of an idea, 2nd ed. (ISBN 978-0-3676-5736-9)

Rieppel, O.  Phylogenetic Systematics: Haeckel to Hennig (ISBN 978-0-3678-7645-6)

Pavlinov. I. Ya.  Biological Systematics: History and Theory (ISBN 978-0-3676-5445-0)


Table of Contents

Chapter 01

Taxonomic Theory and Nomenclature

Chapter 02

Basic Elements of a Theory of Nomenclature

Chapter 03

Basic Principles of Nomenclature

Chapter 04

History of Nomenclature: An Overview and The Beginning

Chapter 05

History of Nomenclature: The Essentialist Rule

Chapter 06

History of Nomenclature: The Nominalist Route

Chapter 07

History of Nomenclature: The Conceptualist Route

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Igor Ya. Pavlinov was, until his retirement in 2018, the chief of the Mammal Division at the Zoological Museum at the Lomonosov Moscow State University.