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A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below a class or its subdivisions and above an order.


(Biology) biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a subclass


(ˈsu pərˌɔr dər)

n. Biol.
a category of related orders within a class or subclass.
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Noun1.superorder - (biology) a taxonomic group ranking above an order and below a class or subclass
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group - animal or plant group having natural relations
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1994) for species in the insect superorder Paraneoptera, containing Thysanoptera, Psocodoea, and Hemiptera.
Details of morphology, phylogeny, physiology, and ecology are then presented for the class Cephalocarida, class Remipedia, subclass Hoplocarida, and superorder Syncarida.
andits taxonomic classification was presented as follow: phylum of Angiospermae, class of Equisetopsida, subclass of Magnoliophyta,, superorder of Asteranea, order of Lamiales, family of Orobanchaceae and the genus of Rhamphicarpa.
Elegant-crested tinamou (Eudromia elegans) belong to the family Tinamidae, which includes 47 species and 9 genera of birds native to Central and South America, and are related to ratites under the superorder Palaeognathae.
In contrast, Takhtajan (2009) recognized an order Dasypogonales within his superorder Commelinae; this order contained four families: Dasypogonaceae (Dasypogon and Kingia), Baxteriaceae (Baxteria), Calectasiaceae (Calectasia) and Lomandraceae (Lomandra, Romnalda, Chamaexeros, Xerolirion, and Acanthocarpus); the last of which he considered to be close to Dasypogonaceae.
Given that flavonoids and triterpenoids have been proposed to be the real taxonomic markers for the superorder of Rosiflorae (Castilho and Kaplan 2008), the fact that several phytochemical studies of different species of Licania genus (Chrysobalanaceae) have reported mainly triterpenoids with iupane, ursane, and oleanane skeletons (Braca et al.
acuta belongs to the family Physidae, the order Basommatophora, the superorder Pulmonata, the class Gastropoda, and the phylum Mollusks.
The taxonomically neglected milliped order Glomeridesmida and family Glomeridesmidae (infraclass Pentazonia, superorder Limacomorpha) inhabit 21, rather than seven, regions of the world, being newly recorded from Thailand; Cambodia; the Republics of Palau, the Philippines, and Vanuatu; New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago; the Island of New Guinea (both West Papua [formerly Irian Jaya], Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea); and Sulawesi and Indonesian Borneo.