subtaxon


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subtaxon

(ˈsʌbˌtæksɒn)
n
a supplementary piece of identifying information in a plant's or animal's scientific name
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Molecular evidence thai phoronids are a subtaxon of brachiopods (Brachiopoda: Phoronata) and that genetic divergence of metazoan phyla began long before the Early Cambrian.
We therefore propose to eliminate the rule that type subtaxa are automatically erected when a subtaxon is named.