noun, plural sub·fam·i·lies.
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Apparently it is more closely related to the subfamily Perognathinae.Speciation in the Kangaroo Rat, Dipodomys ordii|Henry W. Setzer
The grouse is a northern bird, extending into far colder regions than any other subfamily of the gallinaceous group.Game Birds and Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast|Harry Thom Payne
The third genus of the subfamily (Stephanella) is only known from Japan.Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa|Nelson Annandale
Chickadees (subfamily Parinæ) have a short, stout bill, the nostrils covered with bristles; the tail is rather long and rounded.
Toes usually four, three front ones webbed; upper mandible curved and hooked; tail usually square (Gulls, subfamily Larinæ).