Available name

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In zoology, an available name is a scientific name for a taxon of animals that has been published conforming to all the mandatory provisions of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature for the establishment of a zoological name. Available name_sentence_0

For a name to be available, there are a number of general requirements it must fulfill: it must use only the Latin alphabet, be published in a timely fashion by a reputable source, etc. Available name_sentence_1

In some rare cases, a name which does not meet these requirements may nevertheless be available, for historical reasons. Available name_sentence_2

An available name is not necessarily a valid name, because an available name may be in synonymy. Available name_sentence_3

However, a valid name must always be an available one. Available name_sentence_4

Contrast to botany Available name_section_0

Under the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants, this term is not used. Available name_sentence_5

In botany, the corresponding term is validly published name. Available name_sentence_6

The botanical equivalent of zoology's term "valid name" is correct name. Available name_sentence_7

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