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tautonymy

Other names

= tautonymous name
tautonymy, n. (tautonymous, a.)
The use of the same word for the name of a genus-group taxon and for the species-group name of one of its included species and/or subspecies.

Source:
International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (1999) International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. Fourth Edition. - International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature, XXIX + 306 pp.

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