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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.
For these reasons, the cladistic analysis is limited to the Order, Suborder and Great Group tiers.
From a taxonomical point of view, all the studied assemblages are typical of the upper Toarcian-middle Aalenian assemblages from carbonate platforms set in mid-paleolatitudes, in which the genus Lenticulina (suborder Lagenina) usually dominates (Barbieri, 1964; Bartenstein and Brand, 1937; Boutakiout, 1990; Canales, 2001; Canales and Henriques, 2008, 2013; Canales et al., 2010, 2014; Coleman, 1981; Grigelis and Norling, 1999; Henriques and Canales, 2013; Herrero and Canales, 1997; Stam, 1985; Tyszka, 1999; Wernli, 1971).
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%)
Classifying arthropods by family instead of order or suborder did not explain more variation in N mass adjusted for body mass.
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., 2009a,b).
2), were classified to the Suborder level of the Australian Soil Classification (Isbell 1996) and then used for this study.
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.