The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Zoological indexing

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2017), 35, (3), 0

Abstract

Understanding zoological nomenclature is the key to indexing zoological taxonomic texts. This paper provides an overview of zoological classification and explains how this interacts with the role of the indexer. A detailed account of how to handle common names of animals is also provided.

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McMaster, Max