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sub·phy·lum

 (sŭb′fī′ləm)
n. pl. sub·phy·la (-lə)
A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below a phylum and above a class.
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subphylum

(sʌbˈfaɪləm)
n, pl -la (-lə)
(Biology) biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a phylum
subˈphylar adj
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sub•phy•lum

(sʌbˈfaɪ ləm)

n., pl. -la (-lə). Biol.
a category of related classes within a phylum.
[1930–35]
sub•phy′lar, adj.
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sub·phy·lum

(sŭb′fī′ləm)
Plural subphyla
A subdivision of a phylum of organisms. A subphylum contains one or more classes.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subphylum - (biology) a taxonomic group ranking between a phylum and a class
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group - animal or plant group having natural relations
phylum - (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes
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2 of Law 11.974 of October 8, 2008: "The provisions of this Law apply the animals of the species classified as phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, observing the environmental laws".
Interestingly, this study is the first evidence of vertical transmission of a microsporidium in decapods (Order Decapoda) within the same Class Malacostraca, Subphylum Crustacea and Phylum Arthropoda with Order Amphipoda.
armillaris NR NR X Adult Trypanosyllis NR NR X Adult parvidentata Family Terebellidae NR X X Larva Family Trichobranchidae NR X X Larva Phylum Chordata Subphylum Cephalochordata NR X NR Family Branchiostomidae NR X NR Branchiostoma sp.
These hornbills are classified under Kingdom Animalia, Phylum Chordata, Subphylum Vertebrata, Class Aves, Order Bucerotiformes, and Family Bucerotidae.
It has emerged as one of the major lineages of the dissolved phylum Zygomycota (which, at the time, also included the now independent subphylum Mucoromycotina).
Taxonomy of the plant: (CABI Invasive Species Compendium) Domain: Eukaryota Kingdom: Plantae Phylum: Spermatophyta Subphylum: Angiospermae Class: Dicotyledonae Order: Asterales Family: Asteraceae Genus: Chromolaena Species: Chromolaena odorata Preparation of Methanolic Extract
Crustaceans are one of the most diverse groups of invertebrate animals; the subphylum includes up to 17,635 species (De Grave et al.
Taxonomically, Caryospora species, belong to Eukaryota domain, Corticata superkingdom, Chromista kingdom, Harosa subkingdom, Halvaria infrakingdom, Alveolata superphylum, the Miozoa phylum, Myzozoa subphylum, Avicomplexa infraphylum, the Sporozoa superclass, Coccidiomorphea class, Coccidia subclass, the Eimeriida order, and the Eimeriidae family and consists of cyst-forming protozoan parasites found in the intestine of various species of reptiles and birds.
Furthermore, the overall scheme of the mGH gene structure fits perfectly into the overall GH gene structure in the subphylum Vertebrata, demonstrating a relatively high level of conservatism (Kawauchi et al., 2002).
When papers classified prey items to their nearest taxonomic groupings (including class, order, family, genus, species, subphylum or group within a subphylum such as 'shrimp'), this grouping was retained as it was presented in the literature.