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Subfamily

 

a taxonomic category of plants and animals below a family. A subfamily embraces a group of genera or groups of genera (tribes) that are particularly closely related to one another. A subfamily may be represented by a single genus. In plant taxonomy the name of the subfamily is formed by adding the suffix -oideae to the root of the name of one of its genera (for example, the subfamily Ericoideae of the family Ericaceae). In animal taxonomy the name of the subfamily is formed by adding the ending -inae to the root of the name of the principal genus, in contrast to adding -idae to the genus name to form the name of the family (for example, the subfamily Lutrinae of the family Mustelidae).

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Therefore, there is not a perfect classification system to date for the family, subfamily, or genus in Phytoseiidae which is recognized by most taxonomists (Athias-Henriot, 1977, 1978; Tsolakis et al., 2012).
The species was then identified as Eremionycha bahiana (Boheman), Coleoptera order, Chrysomelidae family, Cassidinae subfamily and Cassidini tribe.
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Gorochov AV (2017a) New data on Asiatic and Papuan crickets of the subfamily Landrevinae (Orthoptera: Gryllidae).
Hymenoptera family or subfamily richness did not change with road proximity (Kruskal-Wallis; [chi square] = 3.9959; p = 0.1356), nor did the Shannon diversity (Kruskal-Wallis; [chi square] = 3.9452; p = 0.1391) or the LCBD (Kruskal-Wallis; [chi square] = 3.6226; p = 0.1634) of the Hymenoptera families or subfamilies.
The subfamily Myrmicinae displayed the highest species richness, comprising 57% of the species found in vineyards infested by E.
Although boa constrictors are a species related to sand boas, they are in a different subfamily, called Boinae, along with anacondas.
To classify the subfamily of the polymorphic AluY in genomic langur TSEN54, we performed sequence analysis.
Then a subfamily B of [tau] is called a base for [tau] if every member of [tau] can be written as a union of members of B.
Dipterocarpoid floral visitors, Dipterocarpus excepted, are pollen robbers: The geography and phylogeny of the distinctive dipterocarpoid androecium, its anthers of generically distinct form and usually with diverse connectival appendages, are fundamental to understanding dipterocarp pollination biology and breeding systems, provide the primary basis for generic diagnosis, and thereby give insight into pollinator co-evolution as the subfamily met new opportunities; yet they receive no mention.
This coyote-sized dog - named Cynarctus wangi-was a member of the extinct subfamily Borophaginae, commonly known as bone-crushing dogs because of their powerful jaws and broad teeth, the researchers said.