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subfamily

 [sub-fam´ĭ-le]
a taxonomic division sometimes established, subordinate to a family and superior to a tribe or genus.

sub·fam·i·ly

(sŭb-fam'i-lē),
In biologic classification, a division between family and tribe or between family and genus.

subfamily

/sub·fam·i·ly/ (sub´fam-ĭ-le) a taxonomic division between a family and a tribe.

subfamily

(sŭb′făm′ə-lē)
n. pl. subfami·lies
1. Biology A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below a family and above a genus.
2. Linguistics A division of languages below a family and above a branch.

sub·fam·i·ly

(sŭb'fam-i-lē)
In biologic classification, a division between family and tribe or between family and genus.

subfamily

a taxon immediately below the level of family and above that of genus.

subfamily

a taxonomic division sometimes established, subordinate to a family and superior to a tribe.
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Andersen's original interpretation of relationships among gerromorphan families and subfamilies is summarized in Fig.
Interrelationship of the subfamilies of the Ericaceae and derivation of the Monotropoideae.
The new subfamilies with their genera are as follows:
Finally, we considered clades recognized at the subfamilial (or familial, if no subfamilies were recognized; Table 3) level that coincided with all African filovirus occurrences or Marburg occurrences only.
The class of all those subfamilies, for every natural n, constitutes the infinite family of circuits which computes a given query.
These Megophthalmini leafhoppers--previously known only in North America, Africa, and Europe--have novel traits that point to relationships to other leafhopper subfamilies.
Beetles of the World is the first comprehensive interactive system for identifying all families, most subfamilies, and selected tribes and genera of beetles from any part of the world.
With a single exception, all known hantaviruses are associated with three subfamilies of rodent hosts of the family Muridae.
Illustrated key to the subfamilies of the Holartic Braconidae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea).
We focus in particular on early-divergent grasses and species of the subfamilies that constitute the BEP group (the bamboos and their allies), in which a range of silica types have been reported.
The evolutionary family tree, or phylogeny, includes all families and subfamilies and most genus and species groups, Dr.