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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Thompson and Ghorpade (1992) presented a key to 14 Oriental species of Paragus Latreille with three new species of the subgenus Paragus Latreille and two new species of the subgenus Pandasyopthalmus Stuckenberg, with illustrations of male genitalia.
The subgenus Sebastomus is of relatively recent origin having evolved around 2.5 million years ago (Hyde and Vetter 2007) and it is interesting to note that a number of life history traits seem to have been retained among the various species.
Contribution to the study of the genus Anthaxia Eschscholtz, 1829 (subgenus Haplanthaxia Reitter, 1911) (Coleoptera, Buprestidae) of Turkey.
In two additional related species in the subgenus Guillarmodia from northeastern Mexico the shell is oblong and smaller (5.5-9 mm).
Geographical origin and dispersal of subgenus Pharmacosycea and Tetrapus: Corner (1967) suggested that subgenus Pharmacosycea originated in the region that connected the Solomon Islands, New Hebrides and New Caledonia, it traveled via Caledonia to Asia, but very early a detachment went to America.
Phaenema, subgenus Eflvingia and subgenus Trachyderma (Zhao and Zhang, 2000).
Notes: Shape and also some additional characters of the remains figured by Dorofeev (1963, 1972, 1977, 1988) and Lancucka-Srodoniowa (1979), as well as the specific comments provided by the authors, indicates affinities of these remains to subgenus Vignea.
With regard to the subgenus Mitripus, the anterolateral pronotal margins are slightly convex (Martins & Campos 2006; Biasotto et al.