Generic and Specific Trivial Names of the Tertian and Quartan Malaria Parasites

Abstract

THE "Official List of Generic Names in Zoology" was established by the International Congress of Zoology in order to promote stability in zoological nomenclature by placing on record the correct names of the principal genera in each of the classes and orders of the animal kingdom, together with their type species. Hitherto names have been placed on the "Official List" in Opinions rendered by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, but in 1943, the International Commission decided that it was desirable to make the "Official List" more readily available, and accordingly decided to publish it as soon as possible in convenient book form and with a full index. The preparation of the "Official List" for publication in this way, which was begun in the autumn of 1943, involved the checking of all the relevant bibliographical and other references to the generic names concerned and their type species. In the course of this work, errors were detected in a number of the Opinions containing decisions relating to the "Official List". These errors are being brought at once to the attention of the International Commission with the view of its rendering an Opinion as soon as possible containing such rectifications as may be necessary.

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