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Suborder

Definition

noun, plural: suborders

(taxonomy) A taxonomic category of one or more families of related organisms, and ranks below Order


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In taxonomy, a suborder is a category in a biological classification of organisms in between order and family.


Word origin: sub- (under) + order

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Re: What is this bug?

Cockroach nymph indeed! Order: Blattodea Suborder:Blattaria Family: Blattellidae Genus: Blattella http://bugguide.net/node/view/316311 Check out bugguide.net for all your bug identifying needs.

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by MJD
Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:50 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What is this bug?
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Animal Name Game!

One more question-cat-like or dog-like (suborder)? Ask as many questions as you like champ, that's the idea :) To answer your question, no.

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by orbit
Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:31 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Animal Name Game!
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Views: 142575

Animal Name Game!

One more question-cat-like or dog-like (suborder)?

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by ping
Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:15 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Animal Name Game!
Replies: 312
Views: 142575

Insect from Costa Rica

What I quote from Wikipedia is just like this: Ensifera is a suborder of the order Orthoptera, comprising insects commonly known as crickets, katydids and Long-horned Grasshoppers. Ensifer means 'sword bearer' in latin, and refers to the typically elongated ...

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by victor
Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:53 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Insect from Costa Rica
Replies: 3
Views: 2223

[Help] Wombat

... to classify an organism.I will give it for wombat Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Subclass: Marsupialia Order: Diprotodontia Suborder: Vombatiformes Family: Vombatidae Genus:Vombatus Species:ursinus There are different genus and species in wombats. The one given above is just ...

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by David George
Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:49 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: [Help] Wombat
Replies: 4
Views: 3039
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