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The tautonym ( ancient Greek τὸ αὐτό tò autó 'the same' and ὄνομα ónoma 'the name') is the same name in biological nomenclature that is used for both a genus and an included species, e.g. B. Salamandra salamandra .

The International Rules for Zoological Nomenclature allow tautonyms. In zoology, a tautonym is therefore the prerequisite for a nominotypical taxon with triple use of the name, such as Bufo bufo bufo .

The International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants includes Art. 23.4 the use of Tautonymen in botany, so that such a name can not be published valid. A small difference is enough, however; for example, Ziziphus zizyphus is permitted.

Individual evidence

  1. Inappropriate and tautonymous names . In: International Code of Zoological Nomenclature . Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  2. CHAPTER III - NOMENCLATURE OF TAXA ACCORDING TO THEIR RANK - SECTION 4 - NAMES OF SPECIES - Article 23 . In: International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (Shenzhen Code) . Retrieved August 23, 2019.