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Superorder

 

a taxonomic category used in the more thoroughly studied classes of animals to unite phylogenetically similar orders. For example, the superorder combines the orders of Carnivora and Pinnipedia. Closely related superorders are combined into cohorts. Thus, the superorder Carnivora and four other superorders—primitive ungulates, Proboscidae, Perissodactyla, and Artiodactyla—form the cohort of Carnivora and Ungulata.

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Condensed tannins are recorded for the superorder occurring mainly in Rosaceae, Myricaceae, Saxifragaceae and Crassulaceae.
Rosaceae is the family that presents the largest flavonoid occurrence number (ON) in the superorder, followed by Saxifragaceae and Crassulaceae.
This happens for the superorder Rosiflorae, suggesting a low "evolutionary status" for the taxon.
In Superorder Rosiflorae, Rosaceae stands out for being the family that shows the largest flavonoid number of occurrence and produces the greatest variety of structural types.
Correlation of the flavonoid chemosystematic parameters with the herbaceousness index (HI) and Sporne index (SI), allows visualization of valuable evolutionary tendencies inside the superorder.
At the rank of superorder, Bessey's classification has five taxa whereas Thorne's, Dahlgren's, and Takhtajan's classifications have 19, 25, and 39 taxa, respectively.