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aptonym > synaptonym > homosynaptonym

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  • Synaptonym which is either indissoluble (members of a hapantotype as defined in the Code; conucleogenera of a class-series nomen under the Rules proposed by Dubois 2005a) or considered taxonomically homogeneous (composed of specimens or taxomina which are referred to the same taxon). (Dubois 2011a)

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  • Etymology: G: ὁμός (homos), the same - σύν (syn), together - ἅπτω (apto), fasten, attach, fix - ὄνομα (onoma), name

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  • Code: No term

Bibliographic citation(s)

  • Dubois, A. (2005) Proposals for the incorporation of nomina of higher-ranked taxa into the Code. Bulletin of zoological Nomenclature, 62 (4): 200–209. [ ]
  • Dubois, A. (2011) The International Code of Zoological Nomenclature must be drastically improved before it is too late. Bionomina, 2: 1–104. [ ]


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