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sub·or·der

 (sŭb′ôr′dər)
n.
1. Biology A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below an order and above a family.
2. A subdivision of a category termed an order.

suborder

(ˈsʌbˌɔːdə)
n
(Biology) biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of an order
subˈordinal adj

sub•or•der

(ˈsʌbˌɔr dər)

n. Biol.
a category of related families within an order.
[1820–30]

sub·or·der

(sŭb′ôr′dər)
A subdivision of an order of organisms. A suborder contains one or more families.
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Noun1.suborder - (biology) taxonomic group that is a subdivision of an order
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group - animal or plant group having natural relations
order - (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families
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The agreement will include suborders authorities total security needs in Stockholm.
97 EARLY EVOLUTION, DIVERSIFICATION, AND GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF THE SUBORDERS CONSTITUTING THE MAMMALIAN ORDER ARTIODACTYLA
The frequencies of uncommon/rare versus established species of Odonata were compared between suborders (Anisoptera--dragonflies and Zygoptera--damselflies), habitat specificity, and primary habitat using chi-square analyses.
Hemiptera were split into suborders Heteroptera and Homoptera, because the digestive systems of most homopterans have filter chambers that concentrate nitrogenous compounds (Borror et al.
Most molecular phylogenetic studies of beetles (order Coleoptera) using 18S rDNA have recovered the suborders Adephaga and Polyphaga as sister groups, together sister to the suborders Myxophaga and Archostemata, with Archostemata alone or in combination with Myxophaga as the closest relative of all other beetles.
In testing these aims we created a 200-m resolution digital soil class map of the Namoi catchment in north-west New South Wales, Australia, based on the abridged Australian Soil Classification Suborders (Isbell 1996) using an existing database of soil profiles collated from various sources.
Fertilization is internal and the transfer of sperm may occur indirectly through spermatophores in representatives of the suborder Cyphophthalmi, or directly by means of a long and fully intromittent male genitalia in the suborders Eupnoi, Dyspnoi, and Laniatores (Machado & Macias-Ordonez 2007).
The first class was defined using the following soil suborders as indicators of wetland presence, since they are related to hydromorphic processes: Alfisols of Suborders Aqualfs, Entisols Aquents and Fluvents, Inceptisols Aquepts, Mollisols Aquic and Aquolls and Histosols Saprists and polygons corresponding to Mollisols of Suborders Udolls and Ustolls corresponding to subgroup Aquic (Table 2).
Preceding species accounts of the related suborders of dragonflies and damselflies, he describes their anatomy, taxonomy, and life cycle, and what attracts them to Georgia.
orders (-ales), suborders (-ineae), families (-aceae), subfamilies
However, instead of three suborders, the Chardriiformes can be broken down into two: Lari (which includes Alcae) and Chardrii (which includes Scalopaci).
Both sides in the controversy would thus be vindicated: Ambulocetus, Pakicetus, and their more fully marine descendants in the extinct whale suborder Archaeoceti would in fact be descended from mesonychians, while the two extant whale suborders would share a common ancestor (probably more recently) with hippopotamoid artiodactyls.