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sub·king·dom

(sŭb-king'dŏm),
In biologic classification, a division between kingdom and phylum.

subkingdom

(sŭb′kĭng′dəm)
n.
A taxonomic category of related organisms constituting a major division of a kingdom.

sub·king·dom

(sŭb'king-dŏm)
In biologic classification, a division between kingdom and phylum.
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The temperate rainforests, the tropical forests, the monsoon forests, the savannahs, and the areas with Mediterranean climates occur in the second subkingdom. The temperate rainforests are located in the southeastern and southwestern tips of Australia and in Tasmania.
Archezoa are now treated, not as a separate kingdom (2, 3), but as a subkingdom of the Protozoa, comprising only the two zooflagellate protozoan phyla, Metamonada and Parabasalia (1), which have no mitochondria and are microaerophilic or anaerobic.
Potentially more informative results are based on comparisons between the subkingdoms of protists, the Archezoa and Mitozoa.