Definition of tautonymy in English:

tautonymy

noun

Botany Zoology
  • See tautonym

    • ‘Castor fiber Linnaeus, 1758 is therefore the type species of Castor by Linnaean tautonymy.’
    • ‘Instead we should look to Speusippus' analysis of tautonymy and heteronymy and bypass eponymy altogether.’
    • ‘The main difference is that the animal code allows tautonymy (using the same name for genus and species, such as Natrix natrix), while the plant code prohibits it.’
    • ‘For previously proposed generic names, the following additional information is required (in this order): nature of type designation (e. g., original designation, monotypy, absolute tautonymy, etc).’
    • ‘The type of Amphidesma must, by tautonymy, be regarded as A. donailla.’