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sub·spe·cies

 (sŭb′spē′shēz, -sēz)
n. pl. subspecies
A taxonomic subdivision of a species consisting of an interbreeding, usually geographically isolated population of organisms.

sub′spe·cif′ic (-spĭ-sĭf′ĭk) adj.

subspecies

(ˈsʌbˌspiːʃiːz)
n, pl -cies
(Biology) biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a species: usually occurs because of isolation within a species. Abbreviation: ssp
subspecific adj
ˌsubspeˈcifically adv

sub•spe•cies

(ˈsʌbˌspi ʃiz, sʌbˈspi-)

n., pl. -cies.
a subdivision of a species, esp. a geographical or ecological subdivision.
[1690–1700]
sub`spe•cif′ic (-spəˈsɪf ɪk) adj.

sub·spe·cies

(sŭb′spē′shēz, sŭb′spē′sēz)
A subdivision of a species of organisms, usually based on geographic distribution.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subspecies - (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group - animal or plant group having natural relations
Translations
SubspeziesUnterart

subspecies

[ˈsʌbˈspiːʃiːz] N (pl inv) → subespecie f

subspecies

[ˈsʌbˌspiːʃiːz] n pl invsottospecie f inv
References in classic literature ?
Each of these also, the terrestrial, the winged, and the water species, can be divided again into subspecies. Those species, then, also will be 'simultaneous' point of nature, which, belonging to the same genus, are distinguished each from each by one and the same method of differentiation.
The extravagance of romantic writers at that time, further, created a sort of subspecies called in its day and since the 'Gothic' romance.
The code of the subject of procurement (a subspecies of okrb 007-2012) and the name of the subject of procurement in accordance with it: 01/01/12.
The biggest lion subspecies, which once roamed its native northern Africa, was completely wiped out due to human activities.
None of these tools has yet been calibrated to reliably differentiate among all subspecies, particularly the animal-associated ones, whose incidence and clinical significance are likely to be underestimated as a result.
and Ramiro Escobin who added it to theInternational Plant Names Index (IPNI) in 2016, the new subspecies remains the most recent among Hoya species and subspecies.
Although there is already a great variety of officially recognized Hoya plants, this new subspecies was unearthed by Conda's team.
Onda added that Kloppenburg 'confirmed that it was a new subspecies, which showed several similarities with Hoya meliflua Blanco ex Merr.
From ringing and tracking data, the migration routes of almost all subspecies are well known with the notable exception of the population that winters around the shores of the Arabian Peninsula and Eastern Africa in the West Asia-East Africa shorebird flyway.
"In the wild, the Western chimpanzee is under huge threat from bush-meat hunting as well as extensive and increasing habitat loss and fragmentation from human activity, so much so that it is the first ever chimpanzee subspecies to join the list of critically endangered great apes.
The eastern half of the range is generally considered to be inhabited by the subspecies Eastern Banded Killifish Fundulus diaphanus diaphanus, whereas the western half is inhabited by the subspecies Western Banded Killifish Fundulus diaphanus menona (Hubbs and Lagler, 1947; based on Shapiro, 1947).
Two subspecies account for over half the total giraffe population.