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tautonymy > linnaean tautonomy

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linnaean tautonomy  


  • Tautonymy is qualified as Linnaean when the substantive was introduced before 1931 and the epithet was a pre-1758 nomen cited as a synonym of only one of the species-series taxon originally included in that genus-series taxon. Like absolute tautonomy, it may result in the election of the nucleospecies of a genus-series nomen, if it has not been effected previously by original designation or monophory. (Traditional term, definition by A. Dubois)

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  • Code: 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.

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