Subgenus


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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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2001) noted that the passively pollinating Tetrapus appears to be the most ancient pollinator genus associated with the monoecious Neotropical subgenus Pharmacosycea; and that, both morphological and molecular data, support New World section Pharmacosycea as the earliest derivation among existing figs.
Phaenema, subgenus Eflvingia and subgenus Trachyderma (Zhao and Zhang, 2000).
and Vulpinae (Carey) Christ, both from subgenus Vignea.
convergens agrees with the pattern described for the subgenus Mitripus.
Genus Sphaerirostris was erected by Golvan 1956 as a subgenus of Centrorhynchus Luhe 1911 and included 21 species with polydendritic lacunar system and having 3 or 4 tubular cement glands.
botswaniana) from the subgenus Iridinicola appear to be sister taxa to the mantle mites.
Key to species of Frullania subgenus Thyopsiella similar to F brasiliensis
Two new species of the subgenus Formotipula Matsumura (Diptera: Tipulidae) from China with a key to world species.
Kontschan (2008) used the cubabaloghia species group as Baloghiatrigon subgenus after Hirschmann's (1979) system, therefore we follow this logic in this paper as well, and we placed the new species into the Foveolatatrigon Hirschmann, 1979 subgenus, which was discussed as "difoveolata-group" in other Hirschmann's systems (Wisniewski & Hirschmann 1993).