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.
Lynch & Duellman (1997) divided the subgenus Eleutherodactylus into six series: the abbotti series (13 species, West Indies), the binotatus series (25 species, coastal forests of Brasil), the conspicillatus series (about 100 species, northern and western South America), the martinicensis series (about 200 species, Antilles and northern and western South America), the myersi series (nine species, northwestern South America), and the sulcatus series (eight species, western South America) but deferred assigning subgeneric names.
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.