Definition of Subgenus

1. Noun. (biology) taxonomic group between a genus and a species.

Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Generic synonyms: Taxon, Taxonomic Category, Taxonomic Group
Group relationships: Genus



Definition of Subgenus

1. n. A subdivision of a genus, comprising one or more species which differ from other species of the genus in some important character or characters; as, the azaleas now constitute a subgenus of Rhododendron.

Definition of Subgenus

1. Noun. (taxonomy) A subdivision of a genus ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Subgenus

1. a subdivision of a genus [n -GENERA or -GENUSES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subgenus

subgames
subgap
subgelatinous
subgenera
subgeneration
subgenerations
subgeneric
subgenome
subgenomes
subgenomic
subgenre
subgenres
subgenual
subgenus (current term)
subgenus Azalea
subgenus Azaleastrum
subgenus Calliopsis
subgenus Chen
subgenus Pastor
subgenus Poinciana
subgenuses
subgiant
subgiants
subgingival
subgingivally
subglabrous
subglacial
subglacial lake

Literary usage of Subgenus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dwarf Mistletoes: Biology, Pathology, and Systematics by Frank G. Hawksworth, Delbert Wiens (1998)
"subgenus Arceuthobium Only Arceuthobium americanum represented subgenus Arceuthobium in the earlier isozyme study (Nickrent 1986). ..."

2. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1904)
"Article X. —THE AMERICAN ANTS OF THE subgenus ... must be reduced to a subgenus under Camponotus, owing to the existence of forms intermediate between these ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"4 in. long, borne on long stout sts. Uruguay. subgenus ... Apparently the only representative in cult, of its subgenus, which is characterized by strongly ..."

4. Handbook of Birds of the Western United States: Including the Great Plains by Florence Merriam Bailey (1921)
"subgenus Oceanodroma is inserted before Oceanodroma furcata and subgenus ... Genus Aythya is now Marila and subgenus Nyroca precedes Marila americana. 57. ..."

5. List of North American Land Mammals in the United States National Museum, 1911 by Gerrit Smith Miller (1912)
"... 187 Genus Neotoma Say and Ord 188 subgenus Neotoma Say and Ord 188 subgenus ... 204 Genus Synaptomys Baird 204 subgenus Synaptomys Baird 204 subgenus ..."

6. The Published Writings of Isaac Lea, LL. D. by Newton Pratt Scudder (1885)
"... 74 subgenus Anodonta 75 subgenus Columba : 86 subgenus ... of the Species of fhe Family Uni era ides 93 Genus Margaron 93 subgenus Triquetra 93 ..."

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