List of triple tautonyms

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The following is a list of triple tautonyms: zoological names of species consisting of three identical words (the generic name, the specific name and the subspecies have the same spelling). Such names are allowed in zoology, but not in botany, where the generic and specific epithets of a species must differ (though differences as small as one letter are permitted, as in cumin, Cuminum cyminum).


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Proposed classification.[1]


  1. ^ Fennessy J.; Bidon T.; Reuss F.; Kumar V.; Elkan P.; Nilsson M.A.; Vamberger M.; Fritz U.; Janke A. (2016). "Multi-locus Analyses Reveal Four Giraffe Species Instead of One". Current Biology. 26 (18): 1–7. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2016.07.036. PMID 27618261.