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The PhyloCode
Table 1. Equivalence table of nomenclatural terms used in this code, the Draft BioCode and the current biological codes, except the International Code of Virus Classification and Nomenclature (patterned after a similar table in the Draft BioCode). The criteria represented by terms treated here as equivalent are not always exactly the same (e.g., establishment of a clade name in this code requires a phylogenetic definition, which is not a requirement of any other code). BioCode = Draft BioCode (Taxon 47: 127–150 [1997]). Bacteriological Code = International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria (1992). Botanical Code = International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (2006). Zoological Code = International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (1999).
This Code BioCode Bacteriological Code Botanical Code Zoological Code
Publication and precedence of names
published published effectively published effectively published published
precedence precedence priority priority precedence
earlier earlier senior earlier senior
later later junior later junior
Nomenclatural status
established established validly published validly published available
acceptable acceptable legitimate legitimate potentially valid
Taxonomic status
accepted accepted correct correct valid
Synonymy and homonymy
homodefinitional homotypic objective nomenclatural objective
heterodefinitional heterotypic subjective taxonomic subjective
replacement name replacement name deliberate substitute avowed substitute new replacement name
superfluous name unnecessary substitute name
Conservation and suppression
conserved conserved conserved conserved conserved
suppressed suppressed/rejected rejected rejected suppressed