noun, plural sub·fam·i·lies.
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The following distinct African and Malagasy generic representatives of the subfamily are recognized, viz.
This area is inhabited by Zapus hudsonius and Napaeozapus, the most progressive members of the subfamily.North American Jumping Mice (Genus Zapus)|Philip H. Krutzsch
Chickadees (subfamily Parinæ) have a short, stout bill, the nostrils covered with bristles; the tail is rather long and rounded.Color Key to North American Birds|Frank M. Chapman
Further study may show that Dulus can be added as a fourth subfamily.Phylogeny of the Waxwings and Allied Birds|M. Dale Arvey
Yet this region does not need to go begging for jays, only they belong to different groups of the Garrulinæ subfamily.Birds of the Rockies|Leander Sylvester Keyser