I agree, at least they are similar enough to wonder why they would appear in a triplet, separated by dukkha.
There is a slight difference still. While a-nicca means ‘not-constant’, vipariṇāma means a change - In Buddhist dictionaries also ‘change for the worse’, but not in sanskrit where it’s a neutral change.
The term is completely absent from pre-Buddhist literature which makes it suspicious, but I also can’t see which old typo this could have been. Also pariṇāma (that also means change) only appears in the epics 2-3 centuries later.
In the suttas it is mostly rooted in the SN, and there mostly in the SN 22, SN 24, and SN 35, i.e. where we also mostly find the anicca-dukkha-anatta triplet.
Psychologically the term makes sense. After all things usually don’t just fall apart and break away, but they rather change: a little bit of back pain, some more wrinkles. So especially when our bodies get older and good feelings fade away the resulting dissatisfaction is accurately described by vipariṇāma, as e.g. in SN 22.2.
In that sense the term vipariṇāmadukkha makes equal sense: suffering due to change (in SN 38.14, SN 45.65, MN 44, DN 33).
The triplet appears only (or mostly?) in the form of anicca-dukkha-vipariṇāmadhamma. And I have no clue what -dhamma is supposed to mean here: principle, law, teaching, thing, phenomenon?!?!
In most other cases the single word indeed appears close to anicca as a cause for dukkha, which of course makes more sense than the other way round (so in SN 22.43, SN 25.).
Or it appears close to another related term, aññathatta (also ‘change’), with some nice images in SN 22.80 (also SN 35.69, AN 10.29, MN 67)
All three change-terms, anicca, vipariṇāma, and aññathatta appear in SN 25 and SN 35.93.
Finally we have also a formula of the opposites, as the view of eternalists: "After death I will be permanent (nicca), everlasting (dhuva), eternal (sassata), and imperishable (avipariṇāmadhamma). So in SN 22.81, SN 22.94, SN 22.96-98, SN 22.152, SN 24.3, MN 2, MN 22, MN 146, DN 1, DN 24).
I don’t know how helpful this is, except that anicca and vipariṇāma are almost overlapping and that the triplet of anicca-dukkha-vipariṇāma doesn’t seem to make much sense to me.
Maybe @sujato has more insight in the matter?