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subspecific

Subspecific name

In zoology, 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 trinominal name, i.e. a name that consists of three names: generic name, specific name and subspecific name. The subspecific name is written like the specific name: without capitalisation but typeset in italics.

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