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PhyloCode Link Not Functioning
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(July 6-9, 2004)
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 PhyloCode grew out of a workshop at Harvard University in August 1998, where decisions were made about its scope and content. Many of the workshop participants, together with several other people who subsequently joined the project, have served as an advisory group (see the PhyloCode preface for a list of the people involved). In April 2000, a draft was made public on this web site and comments were solicited from the scientific community. All comments were forwarded to the advisory group, and many of them elicited discussion.
A second workshop was held at Yale University in July 2002, at which some modifications were made in the rules and recommendations of the PhyloCode. An important decision made at the Yale workshop is that the rules governing clade names and those governing species names will be published in separate documents, and the timing of implementation of the two documents will be independent. The rules for clade names will almost certainly be implemented before those for species names because the latter have not yet been drafted. Only clade names are covered by the current version of the PhyloCode. As a result, the examples in the current version use binomials governed by the rank-based codes when species names are cited in the phylogenetic definitions of clade names.
The first international meeting on phylogenetic nomenclature is scheduled for July 6-9, 2004 in Paris. A detailed circular can be downloaded via a link on the lefthand side of this page. Questions should be addressed to the Chair of the Organizing Committee, Michel Laurin (email@example.com). This meeting is particularly important for two reasons: 1) In a series of contributed talks, new and converted clade names will be applied in a variety of different taxonomic groups in accordance with the PhyloCode. Papers based on these talks will then be published as a volume whose publication date will be designated as the starting date for the PhyloCode. 2) The 2004 symposium will also serve as the inaugural meeting of the International Society for Phylogenetic Nomenclature (ISPN). At this meeting, a council and officers will be elected and committees will be established, including the Committee on Phylogenetic Nomenclature, the responsibilities of which are explained in Art. 21. We hope that many phylogenetic systematists will participate in this historic meeting.
Please send your comments on any aspect of the PhyloCode to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to join an internet discussion group focusing on phylogenetic nomenclature, send a message to email@example.com
. The message should read: "subscribe PhyloCode" (without the quotation marks). Do not include anything else in the message. In a short time, you should receive an automatic reply explaining how to send messages to the discussion group.
Page created on April 9, 2000. Last modified on October 13, 2003.
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We are grateful to Richard Piccard, Academic Technology Manager in Computer Services at Ohio University, for technical support, and to Andy Anderson for preparing the downloadable MS-Word and PDF files for the April 2000 draft.