Definition of infraorder in English:

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infraorder

Pronunciation: /ˈɪnfrəˌɔːdə/

noun

Biology
A taxonomic category that ranks below a suborder.
Example sentences
  • Glaessner employed the classification scheme of Moore and McConnick that included 66 families of fossil and extant decapods arrayed in 18 superfamilies, 8 infraorders, and 2 suborders.
  • A large clade composed of taxa from the infraorders Anomura, Thalassinidea, and Brachyura is defined at node 54.
  • Our analysis places them as a basal clade in the infraorder based on a cervical groove that does not cross the midline of the carapace and the loss of the fractosternate condition.

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