subgeneric name

subgeneric name

a little-used taxonomic grouping below the genus; it is usually bracketed when used in a scientific name e.g.X-us (Y-us) britannicus.
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The subgeneric name for the round goby (plus sister species) thus is elevated to generic status, making the new name of the round goby Apollonia melanostoma.
Generic and subgeneric names in Acacia following retypification of the genus.
The proliferation of subgeneric names for rockfishes of the Northeast Pacific slowed after the turn of the 20th century.
Although the subgeneric names are mentioned occasionally in recent literature, all but Sebastomus still lack rigorous definitions.