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

Mammals edit

Gazella gazella
Indri indriindri
Myotis myotis
Vulpes vulpes

Birds edit

Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Ensifera ensifera
Himantopus himantopus
Lagopus lagopus
Milvus milvus
Nycticorax nycticorax
Vanellus vanellus

Reptiles edit

Naja naja

Amphibians edit

Bombina bombina

Fish edit

Anguilla anguilla
Carassius carassius
Limanda limanda

Arthropods edit

Grapsus grapsus
Melolontha melolontha

Molluscs edit

Concholepas concholepas

Other edit

Velella velella

Plant near-tautonyms edit

See also edit