The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature was founded on 18 September 1895. In recognition of its Centenary a history of the development of nomenclature since the 18th century and of the Commission was published entitled Towards Stability in the Names of Animals - a History of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature 1895-1995 (ISBN 0 85301 005 6). It is 104 pages (250 x 174 mm) with 18 full-page illustrations, 14 being of eminent zoologists who played a crucial part in the evolution of the system of animal nomenclature as universally accepted today. The book contains a list of all the Commissioners from 1895 to 1995. The main text was written by R.V. Melville (former Secretary of the Commission) and completed and updated following his death.
Towards Stability in the Names of Animals - a History of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature 1895-1995
Richard V. Melville
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