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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
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The subspecific epithet refers to the biome where this taxon is endemic, the Atlantic Forest of Bahia, Brazil.
Regardless of the subspecific representation in our sample, some degree of geographic population differentiation is inherent.
Many authors separated the typical Atlantic form from the Mediterranean one, which is characterized by its smaller size and the presence of longitudinal grooves on the pleural areas, at subspecific or specific level (Kaas 1978; Carmona Zalvide et al.
Of those eight, two were given specific names considered valid today, and two others are sometimes recognized at the subspecific level (Anderson 8c Stephens 2002: 319).
Subspecific taxonomy of Francisella tularensis McCoy and Chapin 1912.
Later, Giordani Soika (1993) examined specimens from Sri Lanka and Vietnam and gave a subspecific name, nigra, to the Vietnamese color form.
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She challenges the thesis that Aristotle in his embryology appeals to subspecific forms to account for inheritance and develops an alternative strategy in which the male provides form, the female matter, but both kineseis, which is where the explanation for inherited traits lies.
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T# refers to a subspecific taxon rank at the global level.