subtaxon


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subtaxon

(ˈsʌbˌtæksɒn)
n
a supplementary piece of identifying information in a plant's or animal's scientific name
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Cohena,, Agata Weydmann (2005) "Molecular evidence that phoronids are a subtaxon of brachiopods(Brachiopoda: Phoronata) and that genetic divergence of metazoan phylabegan long before the early Cambrian" Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 5 (2005) 253-273
Molecular evidence thai phoronids are a subtaxon of brachiopods (Brachiopoda: Phoronata) and that genetic divergence of metazoan phyla began long before the Early Cambrian.
Currently, Sipuncula is one of the most hotly debated lophotroehozoan assemblages: in some recent molecular phylogenetic analyses it even loses its status as a phylum and is downgraded to a subtaxon within (polychaete) annelids (Struck et al, 2007; Dunn et al, 2008).