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Superorder

Definition

noun, plural: superorders

(taxonomy) A taxonomic category consisting of one or more orders of related organisms, thus placed above Order.


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Example of superorder is Euarchontoglires, which includes the Supraprimates.


Word origin: super- (above) + -order

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General Biology Question Concerning Cladograms

OK, it seems, that the lowest common taxon is superorder Teleostei http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxon/id15476/ Now just find the differences between both orders ;)

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by JackBean
Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:14 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: General Biology Question Concerning Cladograms
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Behaviour of Amoebozoans

... Mycetozoia, if I am not mistaken. However Physarum viride, didermoides and polycephalum are all part of the Phylum Sarcodina, Subphylum Hydraula, Superorder Acraseda, Class Alternatea, Subclass Mycetozoia, Order Physarida. (Ref: Jahns, How to Know the Protozoa, Second Edition, McGraw Hill Publishing)

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by Ken Ramos
Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:29 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Behaviour of Amoebozoans
Replies: 28
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classification help

... arthropoda, class insecta, order lepidoptera sponge: phylum porifera sea slug: phylum mollusca, class gastropoda, subclass orthogastrophoda, superorder heterobranchia, order opisthobranchia squid: phylum mollusca, class cephalopoda, subclass coleoidea, order teuthida dog: phylum chordata, ...

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by abstemious_entity
Thu May 05, 2005 4:40 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: classification help
Replies: 9
Views: 37397


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