International Code of Phylogenetic Nomenclature Version 4c
Posted by Paul Beuk on 29 January 2010 09:09:31
In addition to the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) there is the so-called PhyloCode. Quoting from their website:
The PhyloCode is a formal set of rules governing phylogenetic nomenclature. It is designed to name the parts of the tree of life by explicit reference to phylogeny. The PhyloCode will go into operation in a few years, but the exact date has not yet been determined. It is designed so that it may be used concurrently with the existing codes based on rank-based nomenclature (ICBN, ICZN, etc.). We anticipate that many people whose research concerns phylogeny will find phylogenetic nomenclature advantageous.
The version of the PhyloCode that is posted here is a draft. Some parts of it may change before the code is implemented. Comments are welcome and may be sent to

This draft can be downloaded HERE. Do with it whatever seems fit to you.