Networks of the International Codes of Nomenclature

Fig 2 Code Structure


Vlachos E. 2019. Introducing a new tool to navigate, understand and use International Codes of Nomenclature. PeerJ 7:e8127

Vlachos E. 2021. A modularity analysis helps improving the structure of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. PeerJ 9:e10815



Neticon zoologicon

The Network of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature

Disclaimer: The International Code of Zoological Nomenclature is published by the International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature 1999. The text of the Code is reproduced herein with the written consent of the publisher.

The Code is available here


Current version | version 1.0 [publication date: 24 October 2019]

The version 1.0 of the Neticon zoologicon contains the 4th edition of the ICZN (1999), including the 2012 Amendment on electronic publication, and Declarations 44, and 45.

Neticon_zoologiconv1.0 Html (Online) Version

(a new tab will open with the online html version of the Neticon)

Neticon_zoologiconv1.0 Html (Offline) Version

(a zipped file will be downloaded, containing the html version of the Neticon.

Unzip the folder, and open the file index.html with any browser except Google Chrome)

Neticon_zoologiconv1.0 Gephi Version (original and editable)

(a zipped file will be downloaded, containing the original network in Gephi format)



Neticon phylogeneticon

The Network of the PhyloCode

The beta version of the Neticon phylogeneticon contains the version 6 of the PhyloCode (2020), written by Philip D. Cantino and Kevin de Queiroz, published by CRC Press of the Taylor & Francis Group. I have permission to reproduce this text herein.

For more information on the PhyloCode, please check here. Buy the PhyloCode here, and the Phylonyms here.


Current version | beta version [publication date: 18 November 2020]

Neticon_phylogeneticonbeta Html (Online) Version

(a new tab will open with the online html version of the Neticon)

This beta html version is designed to accompany the poster presentation in the 2020 PalAss Virtual Annual Meeting.





A series of videos explaining some of the functions and abilities of the Neticon

Neticon_zoologicon Tutorial 1: Basic Introduction to the Online Version. 

Neticon_zoologicon Tutorial 2: Basic Introduction to the Gephi Version.

Neticon_zoologicon Tutorial 3: How to use the Ego Network filter, to create subsets of the Code.


> Questions that you might want to ask <

What is it?

This is a network analysis of the Code. All the elements of the Code (Articles, Recommendations, Examples, Glossary Items) are interconnected according to their direct and indirect connections. After the network is created, some structural layouts are applied to depict its structure.

How can I use it?

You could click on the links above for the different versions. The first two links (marked with Online and Offline) contains the exported network with the Force Atlas 2 layout. The user can navigate through the network, but cannot make any changes. The last link (marked with Gephi) is the original network to be opened with Gephi. There the user can enjoy the full capabilities of the network.

Please read the manuscript and especially the supplements for further information.

What shall I do if I discover any problems, malfunctions, errors, etc.?

Please report them to me by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). I will do my best to fix them.

Can I edit the network?

Of course!

I would encourage users to try to further develop this effort, correct mistakes and try different things and layouts. As I am planning to regularly release updates, if you do so, however, please inform me. In case you have made a significant update or change, your version could be hosted here.

Also, I am open to any kind of collaboration and further development. So please do not hesitate to contact me!

If I have questions?

If there are software-related please refer to the appropriate sources. The Gephi and Sigma communities are quite open and active, and host wonderful tutorials and forums.

For anything else, please do not hesitate to email me and I will do my best to respond.


May the Code be with you…


Evan Vlachos,

CONICET and Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio,

Av. Fontana 140, 9100, Trelew, Chubut, Argentina

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Last Update: February 23, 2021

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