A name of a new taxon, or a new combination for an existing taxon, is not
validly published unless the following criteria are met:
The name is effectively published under the rules of the SeqCode.
The name is registered in the SeqCode Registry, along with mandatory data
fields listed below.
The type of the taxon is clearly designated. In the case of species or
subspecies, the type sequence is deposited according to Rule 18a and the
accession number cited.
The taxonomic rank is designated.
The derivation (etymology) of a new name (and if necessary of a new
combination) is given wherein one or more distinguishable roots are
identified. Roots can originate from any language in use or extinct (see also
Note 1. When a new species or a new combination results in the proposal of a
new genus, both the new genus name and the new species name or the new
combination must be validly published. Publication of the new species epithet or
new combination alone does not constitute valid publication of the new genus
Note 2. When possible, authors are recommended to include the SeqCode
Registry identifier in the effective publication.
Note 3. If the information provided in the registration and the effective
publication differ, the registration is considered definitive.