Synonym (taxonomy)

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A synonym in taxonomy is an alternative name for a taxons' taxonomic classification. The synonyms can be based on the same underlying name-bearing type called an objective or nomenclatural or homotypic synonym, or it can be based on a different name-bearing type called a subjective or taxonomic or heterotypic synonym.