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1 Manual for proposing a Part of the List of Available Names in Zoology Definitive version, approved by the Commission in session dated November 20th 2013 The List of Available Names in Zoology Committee Miguel A. Alonso-Zarazaga (Chair) Philippe Bouchet Richard L. Pyle Nikita Kluge Further improvements by Daphne Fautin 1. Introduction Article 79 of the Fourth Edition of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (henceforth Code) describes an official List of Available Names in Zoology (henceforth LAN), consisting of a series of “Parts” (of defined taxonomic and temporal scope), compiled by relevant experts. The LAN represents a comprehensive inventory of names available under the Code. The aim of this manual is to define a procedure for implementing Article 79, with format suggestions for zoologists aiming to create a Part of the LAN for family-group, genus-group, or species-group names in zoological nomenclature. Because the LAN may serve as an important basis for retrospecti...