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Cross-posted from TAXACOM.  We thank Peter Rauch for providing the following
sites, information and instructions.  Best, D.R. Lindberg

The International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, 4th Edition Draft
for Discussion, along with Explanatory Notes, is now available online.

The Draft Code itself is available in three formats:

   1) plain ASCII text,
   2) Postscript (very large file!), and
   3) Postscript in a PKZIP file (significantly smaller than the
      raw Postscript version; you need PKUNZIP to decompress it).

MAKE SURE to retrieve the Explanatory Notes also; they contain
important information from the Commission about the Draft Code.
The Notes file is plain ASCII text (called ICZNREAD.ME in the ftp version).

You can obtain the Explanatory Notes and any of the Draft Code formats
using ftp, www, or gopher. Shown below are the Internet node address
(for ftp and gopher), the URL for the www, and the menu choices.

The Postscript format is only useful for printing or viewing on
a system that supports Postscript.

Shortly, the availability of a LISTERV, exclusively for discussing this
Draft, will be announced. Watch here.

The ICZN Editorial Committee agreed to make these online documents
available for comment.  F. Christian Thompson, USDA, and Committee
member, provided the ASCII text and Postscript versions. Jim Beach,
UCB/MIP, and Julian Humphries, Cornell, made available the MUSE Project
ftp/www/gopher Systematics, Biological Collections and Biodiversity
server, where these files are posted.


Using ftp, go to, login as anonymous,
and change directory (cd) to pub/standards/iczn-4 where the dir command
will show the following files:

-rw-rw-r--   1 1001     nobody   3439878 Jun  9 15:07
-rw-rw-r--   1 1001     nobody    253171 Jun  9 15:08 ICZN4TXT.txt
-rw-r--r--   1 1001     nobody    865741 Jun  9 15:09
-rw-rw-r--   1 1001     nobody     14982 Jun  9 15:12 ICZNREAD.ME

Before GETting the, make sure to "set binary" transfer mode.
The other files are in plain ASCII "text" mode.


Using a www client, go to URL
and follow the menu choices:

o Standards Organizations: Data Models and Reports
     (DIR) International Code of Zoological Nomenclature

     to arrive at:


(FILE) ICZN 4th Edition Explanatory Notes (ASCII text)
(FILE) ICZN 4th Edition Draft for Discussion (PostScript, 3.4 M)
 (BIN) ICZN 4th Edition Draft for Discussion (Postscript, zipped, 800K)
(FILE) ICZN 4th Edition Draft for Discussion (ASCII text, 250K)


Using gopher, go to

and follow the menu choices:

Data Models and Standards Projects/
   International Code of Zoological Nomenclature/

   to arrive at:

           International Code of Zoological Nomenclature

1.  ICZN 4th Edition Explanatory Notes (ASCII text).
2.  ICZN 4th Edition Draft for Discussion (PostScript, 3.4 M).
3.  ICZN 4th Edition Draft for Discussion (Postscript, zipped,.. <PC Bin>
4.  ICZN 4th Edition Draft for Discussion (ASCII text, 250K) .


                    The ICZN-4 Discussion LISTSERV

To subscribe, send email to:            LISTSERV at CMSA.BERKELEY.EDU
and include a one-line message saying:  SUB ICZN-4 YourFirstName YourLastName

That's all there is to it; you will receive two messages with
information and instructions by return email on how to use ICZN-4.

ICZN-4 is dedicated _exclusively_ to discussion of the 4th Edition DRAFT

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