Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Trinomen

Three-word scientific designation of a subspecies, consisting of the genus and species names plus the subspecies epithet. For example, the trinomen of the savannah chimpanzee is Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii; of modern humans, Homo sapiens sapiens. The need for trinomial nomenclature first arose among ornithologists in 1844.

See binomial nomenclature.

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