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subgenus

 [sub-je´nus]
a taxonomic category sometimes established, subordinate to a genus and superior to a species.

sub·ge·nus

(sŭb-jē'nŭs),
In biologic classification, a division between genus and species.

subgenus

/sub·ge·nus/ (sub´je-nus) a taxonomic category between a genus and a species.

subgenus

(sŭb′jē′nəs)
n. pl. sub·genera (-jĕn′ər-ə)
A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below a genus and above a species.

sub·ge·nus

(sŭb'jē-nŭs)
In biologic classification, a division between genus and species.

subgenus

a taxonomic category sometimes established where the number of specimens is large, but not generally used; subordinate to a genus and superior to a species.
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The mantle mites appear to be a conglomerate of diverse taxa at the subgeneric level, with some subgenera having morphological affiliations with sponge mites, and others sharing morphological similarities with gill mites (Vidrine 1996, Edwards et al.
Current results obtained from the mixed analysis generally suggested groups and partially confirmed the subgenera and sectional classification of Vicia by Kupicha (1976), Hanelt and Mettin (1989) and Leht (2009).
Caputfelis on its own sensu Lopez-Gonzalez (1992) although did not allow inferring the phylogenetic relationship of this species with regard to any of both subgenera.
Costa (2011) conceded that the morphological characters had not been fully examined in all species of the subgenus Laimosemion and recognized the monophyly of the set of species included in the subgenera Laimosemion and Owiyeye revealed by previous published molecular phylogenies.
Another unfortunate tendency is "over-splitting" of taxa, for instance in the Microveliinae, where every specially adapted clade has been described as a new genus, and many clades of Microvelia as new subgenera, but without any knowledge about the underlying phylogenetic relationships.
The species are divided into three subgenera, all three of which are represented in the country.
This study focuses on cytogenetics of bothriurid scorpions of the genus Brachistosternus, comparing representatives of the subgenera Ministernus (B.
Burret (1934) recognized two subgenera from the number of pistillate flowers at the base of the rachilla: subgenus Pleiogynanthus with two or more pistillate flowers per rachilla, and subgenus Monogynanthus with only one pistillate flower per rachilla.
Table 4 - (#) Paspalum species of subgenus Paspalum, informal groups Corcovadensia and Quadrifaria, and of subgenera Ceresia, Anachyris, and Harpostachys (in bold), and accessions analised (identified by collector's abbreviation and number), with respective origin, chromosome number and informal grouping.
1) Their analysis found that the genus contained two subgenera, namely Echinacea subgenus Echinacea (containing a single species E.
The number of premental lobes, three on larvae of Guignotites and two on the subgenus Hydaticus, has been presented as a diagnostic character for separation of second and third instars of the two subgenera (1,6).
A few other, more poorly known species of subgenera Nematonurus, Chalinura, and Lionurus, inhabit mostly the fringes of the abyss elsewhere.