taxonomic group


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Noun1.taxonomic group - animal or plant group having natural relations
Adapid, Adapid group - extinct small mostly diurnal lower primates that fed on leaves and fruit; abundant in North America and Europe 30 to 50 million years ago; their descendents probably include the lemurs; some authorities consider them ancestral to anthropoids but others consider them only cousins
Omomyid, Omomyid group - extinct tiny nocturnal lower primates that fed on fruit and insects; abundant in North America and Europe 30 to 50 million years ago; probably gave rise to the tarsiers; some authorities consider them ancestral to anthropoids but others consider them only cousins
kingdom - the highest taxonomic group into which organisms are grouped; one of five biological categories: Monera or Protoctista or Plantae or Fungi or Animalia
subkingdom - (biology) a taxonomic group comprising a major division of a kingdom
biological group - a group of plants or animals
variety - (biology) a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differ from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics; "varieties are frequently recognized in botany"
phylum - (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes
subphylum - (biology) a taxonomic group ranking between a phylum and a class
superphylum - (biology) a taxonomic group ranking between a phylum and below a class or subclass
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
subclass - (biology) a taxonomic category below a class and above an order
superclass - (biology) a taxonomic class below a phylum and above a class
order - (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families
suborder - (biology) taxonomic group that is a subdivision of an order
superorder - (biology) a taxonomic group ranking above an order and below a class or subclass
family - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera; "sharks belong to the fish family"
superfamily - (biology) a taxonomic group ranking below an order but above a family
subfamily - (biology) a taxonomic category below a family
tribe - (biology) a taxonomic category between a genus and a subfamily
genus - (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species
subgenus - (biology) taxonomic group between a genus and a species
monotype - (biology) a taxonomic group with a single member (a single species or genus)
species - (biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed
subspecies, race - (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species
var., variant, strain, form - (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; "a new strain of microorganisms"
type - (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon
group Pteridospermae, group Pteridospermaphyta, Pteridospermae, Pteridospermaphyta - used in some classification systems: a group of extinct fossil gymnosperms coextensive with the order Cycadofilicales
Centrospermae, group Centrospermae - used in former classification systems; approximately synonymous with order Caryophyllales
Amentiferae, group Amentiferae - used in some classification systems for plants that bear catkins
Phycomycetes, Phycomycetes group - a large and probably unnatural group of fungi and funguslike organisms comprising the Mastigomycota (including the Oomycetes) and Zygomycota subdivisions of the division Eumycota; a category not used in all systems
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The phylogeny or diagram of evolutionary relationships includes about half of all extant amphibian species from every taxonomic group.
Most paleontologists specialize in a particular taxonomic group or period of Earth history, but demonstrating his versatility as a paleontologist and recognizing the lack of study in Tennessee, Corgan parlayed his highly varied interests into a long list of contributions to Tennessee paleontology spanning many taxonomic groups.
Then a "handbook" section discusses birds by taxonomic group and gives more detail on range, on endangerment and conservation.
Arthropods form the taxonomic group comprising crustaceans, arachnids and insects.
Different conclusions can be obtained when the entire community is analyzed or when only a taxonomic group is used as bioindicator.
New Species Discovered in 2008 Taxonomic Group Percent Insects 48 Mollusks (squid, snails) 5 Plants (including algae) 12 Crustaceans (crabs, shrimp) 10 Fungi (molds, mushrooms) 7 Arachnids (spiders, mites) 7 Vertebrates (mammals, birds, reptiles, fish) 5 Other (sponges, worms, bacteria, protists) 6 SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR SPECIES EXPLORATION New Species Discovered in 2008 Other 6% Vertebrates 5% Arachnids 7% Fungi 7% Crustaceans 10% Plants 12% Mollusks 5% Insects 48% Note: Table made form pie chart.
For these groups, molecular dating may also provide additional insight into the true ages of the taxonomic group in question.
A three-way analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) (Zar, 1984) was performed for each taxonomic group using the number of individuals (total caught by category) as the dependent variable and year, region, hook type, and depth as independent variables and effort as the covariate.
ZipcodeZoo Curators are professional or advanced amateur biologists with specialized knowledge of a taxonomic group at the family level or below.
In conclusion, the broad survey of road mortality described in this statewide pilot study suggests that 1) vertebrate road mortality is a very real problem in Indiana, and 2) monitoring protocols must be established based on the taxonomic group of interest, particularly with regard to quantifying road mortalities and/or determining key habitat (Glista 2006).
Frequency of occurrence (% FO) was determined for each taxonomic group based on the percentage of stomachs in which that taxonomic group occurred.
Physiochemical and morphological relationships of some arthropod-borne viruses to bluetongue virus, a new taxonomic group.