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ZooBank is the world’s official registry of Zoological Nomenclature, as recognized by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. Zoobank accommodates the registration of four types of data objects: Published usages of scientific names for animals, publications that contain such usages, authors of such publications, and type specimens for scientific names of animals. The ZooBank API exposes a variety of resources including search and retrieval of the aforementioned data types. Requests and responses may be JSON or HTML formatted.