Subspecific name

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In zoological nomenclature, a subspecific name is the third part of a trinomen. In zoology there is only one rank below that of species, namely "subspecies".

The name of a subspecies is a trinomen, a trinomial name, i.e. a name that consists of three names: generic name, specific epithet and subspecific epithet. The subspecific epithet is written like the specific epithet: without capitalisation but typeset in italics.

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