This book suggests an in-depth look at nomenclature in systematics instead of providing another "instruction for use" of various Codes of nomenclature. The focus is on ideas of what taxonomic nomenclature is as a part of the professional language of systematics considered in its full historical and conceptual scope. Basic concepts of nomenclature are outlined, and their development characterized; a hierarchy of fundamental principles of nomenclature are summarized; and the relationship between taxonomic nomenclature and taxonomic theory discussed. Taxonomic Nomenclature is addressed to those who would like to go beyond the boundaries of existing Codes to look at the subject from a more general, mostly theoretical standpoint.
Chapter 1. Taxonomic Theory and Nomenclature
Chapter 2. Basic Elements of a Theory of Nomenclature
Chapter 3. Basic Principles of Nomenclature
Chapter 4. History of Nomenclature: An Overview and The Beginning
Chapter 5. History of Nomenclature: The Essentialist Rule
Chapter 6. History of Nomenclature: The Nominalist Route
Chapter 7. History of Nomenclature: The Conceptualist Route
Igor Ya. Pavlinov was, until his retirement in 2018, the chief of the Mammal Division at the Zoological Museum at the Lomonosov Moscow State University.