absolute tautonymy


absolute tautonymy
the identical spelling of a generic or subgeneric name and the specific or subspecific name of one of its originally included nominal species or subspecies
the identical spelling of a generic and species or subspecies name originally included in the genus

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • tautonymy — state of having the species or subspecies name identical to the generic name of the genus in which it is placed. Absolute tautonymy is the identical spelling of a generic or subgeneric name and the specific or subspecific name of one of its… …   Dictionary of ichthyology


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