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sub·spe·cies

 (sŭb′spē′shēz, -sēz)
n. pl. subspecies
A taxonomic subdivision of a species consisting of an interbreeding, usually geographically isolated population of organisms.

sub′spe·cif′ic (-spĭ-sĭf′ĭk) adj.

subspecies

(ˈsʌbˌspiːʃiːz)
n, pl -cies
(Biology) biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a species: usually occurs because of isolation within a species. Abbreviation: ssp
subspecific adj
ˌsubspeˈcifically adv

sub•spe•cies

(ˈsʌbˌspi ʃiz, sʌbˈspi-)

n., pl. -cies.
a subdivision of a species, esp. a geographical or ecological subdivision.
[1690–1700]
sub`spe•cif′ic (-spəˈsɪf ɪk) adj.

sub·spe·cies

(sŭb′spē′shēz, sŭb′spē′sēz)
A subdivision of a species of organisms, usually based on geographic distribution.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subspecies - (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group - animal or plant group having natural relations
Translations
SubspeziesUnterart

subspecies

[ˈsʌbˈspiːʃiːz] N (pl inv) → subespecie f

subspecies

[ˈsʌbˌspiːʃiːz] n pl invsottospecie f inv
References in classic literature ?
Each of these also, the terrestrial, the winged, and the water species, can be divided again into subspecies.
The extravagance of romantic writers at that time, further, created a sort of subspecies called in its day and since the 'Gothic' romance.
Sierra Nevada bighorns were always the most vulnerable because they are the most geographically isolated subspecies with the smallest population.
Beyond initially producing a reference genome for the black rhinoceros, the project will eventually sequence each subspecies of black rhinoceros in order to understand the extent of genetic divergence within and between rhinoceros species.
The lyretail's feathers give a higher pitched sound than the feathers of the other subspecies.
Since Angalifu was old and not breeding, his passing didn't bring the subspecies any closer to extinction, said Matthew Lewis, senior program officer for African species conservation at the World Wildlife Fund.
Additionally, data on species, subspecies and ecosystems is essential for the advancement of the state towards more sustainable use of natural resources.
With a custom script, spectra were fitted automatically with 3 Voigt probability distribution curves corresponding to the 3 HDL subspecies.
This is definitely evidence of the success of the Project as a captive breeding program, and has been a significant contributor to the increased numbers of this subspecies.
The Sphenophorus venatus (Say) individuals collected were all identified as the subspecies Sphenophorus venatus vestitus Chittenden (Figs.
The researchers compared these with genetic sequences drawn from other lions living in Asia, and across other parts of Africa, and then worked out how the different subspecies of lion evolved.