Definition of superorder in English:


Line breaks: super|order
Pronunciation: /ˈsuːpərɔːdə
, ˈsjuː-/


  • A taxonomic category that ranks above order and below class.
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    • Moreover, each category can also have prefixes to create a higher grouping (super-), or lower (sub-, infra-) subdivisions. So now there is also superorder, suborder, infraorder, subgenus, and subspecies.
    • For example, the Piciformes are in the superorder Ciconii, whereas the Passeriformes are in the superorder Passeri; likewise, the Anseriformes are in the Ciconii, whereas the Galliformes are in the Passeri.
    • Arbacia belongs to the superorder Stirodonta, whereas Echinometra and Strongylocentrotus belong to the superorder Camarodonta.

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