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  • Nomenclatural act regulated by a code by which a nomen is determined to be the one that must be used for to a taxon or several taxa in zoological nomenclature. In the Zoocode, this act gives its name to the third floor or stage of the nomenclatural process. (Traditional term, definition by A. Dubois)

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  • Code: Of an available name or a nomenclatural act: one that is acceptable under the provisions of the Code and, in the case of a name, which is the correct name of a taxon in an author's taxonomic judgment.

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