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Subgenus

 

a taxonomic category of plants and animals immediately below a genus. A subgenus braces a group of species that are most closely related to one another within a genus but that do not differ so much from other species or groups of species of the genus as to constitute a separate genus. A subgenus may be represented by a single species. The plant genus Astragalus contains several subgenera, including Phaca, Caprinus, and Tragacantha. In animal taxonomy, the genus Mustela includes the subgenera Lutreola, Putorius, and Mustela. The type subgenus repeats the name of the genus. The name of the subgenus is placed in parentheses after the genus name; for example, Mustela (Putorius) eversmanni is the Siberian polecat.

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Searching for monophyly in the subgeneric classification systems of Columnea (Gesneriaceae).
The mollusk mite tree has been reproduced with the subgeneric designations of the species used to generate the tree being shown in parentheses (Edwards & Vidrine 2013).
Subgeneric identification and biostratigraphic utility of late Pleistocene prairie dogs (Cynomys, Sciuridae) from the Great Plains.
Aboma, Elacatinus and Tigrigobius were included in Birdsong's genus Gobiosoma based on their subgeneric status as defined by either Bohlke & Robins (1969) for Elacatinus and Tigrigobius or Hoese (1971) for Aboma.
Acavid Land Snails of Madagascar: Subgeneric Revision Based on Published Data (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Stylommatophora).
The series of shows across the Black Country ambitiously aimed to show heavy metal, in its variegated forms and subgeneric offspring, not only as a culture but as an inevitable culture of this region.
2001) Revised list of abbreviations for genera and subgenera of Culicidae (Diptera) and notes on generic and subgeneric changes.
Bread things with holes in middle are the basic structure; sugary or not sugary could be subgeneric again, while blueberry versus poppyseed is a more idiosyncratic variation at the level of type or variant.
Giuliano (2005) described the monotypic section Curitybenses with Baccharis curitybensis because this species shows several contradictory characters which make it problematic for placement within any described subgeneric taxon.
Systematics of the subgenus Oligocephalus (Teleostei: Percidae: Etheostoma) with complete subgeneric sampling of the genus Etheostoma.