[Taxacom] Dumerilia violume 6

Alain Dubois adbionomina at gmail.com
Tue Jul 26 10:21:29 CDT 2016


The volume *6* of *Dumerilia* was published on 19 July 2016.

 Besides a paper dealing with higher zoological nomenclature and one
resolving several nomenclatural problems in an amphibian family, this
volume contains a report about the International Workshop “Burning
questions and problems of zoological nomenclature” held in Linz (Austria)
in July 2014 and which resulted in the establishment of the *Linz Zoocode
Committee* (LZC). The LZC was entrusted by this meeting with the charge of
pursuing the reflection about the current problems of the *Code* and of
preparing an alternative ‘*Zoocode*’ proposing solutions to some of these
problems and improvements of the current Rules. The *Zoocode* will be
submitted to the international community for discussion and comparison with
the current *Code*. The LZC is not closed and will welcome colleagues who
share our analyses and worries.

 The questions discussed in the Sessions 1–6 of the LZC reported in this
issue concern the history, purpose and functioning procedures of the LZC,
the proposed structure and terminology of the *Zoocode*, the nomenclatural
problems related to electronic publications, and the foundation of the
*Observatory
on Availability in Zoological Nomenclature*. The aim of this *Observatory*
is to collect and disseminate information on scientific names and
nomenclatural acts recently published but unavailable for failing to
respect the criteria of the *Code* for nomenclatural availability,
particularly those of the 2012 Amendment regarding electronic publications.
All zootaxonomists worldwide concerned by these problems of availability
are welcome to contribute to the work of this *Observatory* in order to
raise awareness on these questions among the community, facilitate the
correction of these errors and limit their repetition.

 The journal *Dumerilia* can be ordered from our website [http///
dumerilia.wifeo.com/].

Alain Dubois
26 July 2016
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Professeur Alain Dubois
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Institut Systématique, Evolution, Biodiversité (ISYEB) - UMR 7205
Reptiles & Amphibiens
CP 30
25 rue Cuvier
75005 Paris
France

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“La culture ce n’est pas avoir le cerveau farci de dates, de noms ou de
chiffres, c’est la qualité du jugement, l’exigence logique, l’appétit de la
preuve, la notion de la complexité des choses et de l’arduité des
problèmes. C’est l’habitude du doute, le discernement dans la méfiance, la
modestie d’opinion, la patience d’ignorer, la certitude qu’on n’a jamais
tout le vrai en partage; c’est avoir l’esprit ferme sans l’avoir rigide,
c’est être armé contre le flou et aussi contre la fausse précision, c’est
refuser tous les fanatismes et jusqu’à ceux qui s’autorisent de la raison;
c’est suspecter les dogmatismes officiels mais sans profit pour les
charlatans, c’est révérer le génie mais sans en faire une idole, c’est
toujours préférer ce qui est à ce qu’on préférerait qui fût.”
(Jean Rostand, Le droit d’être naturaliste, 1963).
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