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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Part of the baleen whale suborder, minkes will typically grow to an average length of 22-24 ft and weigh as much as 11 tons.
A total of 12 species were found in the sampled area, 8 species are in the suborder Anisoptera, and four belong to Zygoptera (Table 1).
For these reasons, the cladistic analysis is limited to the Order, Suborder and Great Group tiers.
However, representatives of the suborder Miliolina, almost absent in the section of Zambujal de Alcaria, attaint important relative abundances in some assemblages.
The C value of Platidia japonica, which belongs to suborder Terebratelidina, showed the lowest C value among the 10 species of brachiopods (the current study and Hinegardner's study, as cited by Britten & Davidson (1971) and Cohen & Gawthrop (1997)).
Suborder Athyrididina Boucot, Johnson&Staton,1964
Numbers given for both the entire order and individually for each suborder Generalist Specialist Lotic Lentic Odonata 23/52 (44%) 56/84 (67%) 38/52 (73%) 41/84 (49%) Anisoptera 15/35 (43%) 42/58 (72%) 27/32 (84%) 30/61 (49%) Zygoptera 8/17 (47%) 14/26 (54%) 11/20 (55%) 11/23 (48%)
I tested if classifying arthropods by family instead of order or suborder explained more variation in adjusted log(mg N) with the general linear test approach (Neter et al.
Their taxon sample lacked representatives from the beetle suborder Archostemata and the supra-ordinal group Neuropterida (Orders Megaloptera, Neuroptera and Raphidioptera); thought to be the sister group to Coleoptera alone or to Coleoptera + Strepsiptera (Weigmann et al.
2), were classified to the Suborder level of the Australian Soil Classification (Isbell 1996) and then used for this study.
Firstly, we surveyed the fields concerning the taxonomic categories of the soil (Order, Suborder, Great Group and Subgroup) and selected those classes indicating the involvement of hydromorphic processes in soil origin and development.
College-level collections strong in entomological references will find an invaluable detail to COCKROACHES, a review of the approximately 4,000 species within the suborder Blattaria.