- a category of related phyla within a kingdom.
Origin of subkingdom
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Historical Examples of subkingdom
This subkingdom is known by naturalists under the name of the Arthropoda.
The subkingdom of the Arthropoda is again subdivided into six classes.
A class of invertebrate animals belonging to the subkingdom Annuloso.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Subkingdom, sub-king′dum, n. a subordinate kingdom: a division of a kingdom: a subdivision.
This subkingdom comprises at present such familiar forms as the crinoid, the starfish, and the sea urchin.The Elements of Geology
William Harmon Norton
- biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a kingdom
- A taxonomic category constituting a major division of a kingdom.
- A subdivision of a kingdom of organisms. A subkingdom contains one or more phyla.