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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

(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.
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Annotated list o the leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Kentucky: Subfamily Cassidinae.
Whereas phylogenetic relationships and classification within the Psychodidae family is only known for the subfamily Phlebotominae, species-rich Pscyhodinae subfamily relationships with other species and within the family remains poorly understood (18).
Gorochov AV (2017b) New and little-known crickets of the subfamily Phalangopsinae (Orthoptera, Gryllidae).
However, the Hymenoptera family or subfamily community composition did differ significantly with road proximity (PERMANOVA; [F.sub.2,26] = 1.0802; p = 0.014; [R.sup.2] = 0.12954).
The second most diverse taxon was the subfamily Formicinae, with 21% of the species collected in Rio Grande do Sul and 20% in Santa Catarina being from this subfamily (Table 1).
Kim, "Analysis of newly identified low copy AluYj subfamily," Genes and Genetic Systems, vol.
Then a subfamily S of [tau] is called a subbase for [tau] if the family of finite intersections of its members forms a base for [tau].
Key to the subfamilies of Naucoridae with a generic synopsis of the new subfamily Ambrysinae (Hemiptera).
The Charipinae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae) is an important subfamily characterized being hyperparasitoids of aphids and psyllids.
Ants of the Pseudomyrmecinae subfamily (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) are distinctly agile, large-eyed, and wasp-like with a well-developed sting (Ward, 1990).
Based on Figure 2.1, the Campopleginae was the most common subfamily in the area of study with 56 individuals that contributes to 58.9% of the total data recorded.