- a category of related species within a genus.
Origin of subgenus
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It is of the smooth, glossy type belonging to the subgenus Lvicardium.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide
Augusta Foote Arnold
The bullae are less inflated even than in the mink, subgenus Lutreola.
The foot soles are less hairy than in any other member of the subgenus Mustela.
The species of this subgenus were formerly included in Amanita.
Cooke says of this subgenus that no British species are known.
- biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a genus but of higher rank than a species
- A taxonomic category ranking between a genus and a species.
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