tautonymy
noun see tautonym

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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

  • tautonymy — See tautonymic. * * * …   Universalium

  • tautonymy — tau·ton·y·my …   English syllables

  • tautonymy — noun see tautonym * * * tautonˈymy noun • • • Main Entry: ↑taut …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Linnaean tautonymy — the identical spelling of a new generic or subgeneric name established before 1931 and a pre 1758 name cited as a synonym of only one of the species or subspecies originally included in that genus …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Strickland tautonymy — in 1843, H. E. Strickland and others considered rules of zoological nomenclature, one of which was that no genus and species name should be the same. As a result various authors proposed replacement names for the species name; this is no longer… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • virtual tautonymy — the nearly identical spelling, or same origin or meaning, in nomenclature, of a generic or subgeneric name and the species or subspecies name in a binomen or trinomen originally included in the genus (not a term regulated by the Internatio …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • tautonym — noun Date: 1899 a taxonomic binomial in which the generic name and specific epithet are alike and which is common in zoology especially to designate a typical form but is forbidden to botany under the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Tautonym — A tautonym is a binomial scientific name in which the name of the genus and that of the species (referred to as the specific epithet in the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature and the specific name in the International Code of Zoological …   Wikipedia

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