tautonym

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tautonym

(tô′tə-nĭm′)
n.
A taxonomic designation, such as Gorilla gorilla, in which the genus and species names are the same, commonly used in zoology but no longer in botany.

tau·ton′y·mous (tô-tŏn′ə-məs) adj.
tau·ton′y·my n.

tautonym

the same scientific name applied to both genus and species (or sub-species).