- a category of related orders within a class or subclass.
Origin of superorder
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This superorder is equivalent to the subclass Azygostei of Hay.
Hay places the Antiarcha with the Arthrodira under the superorder of Placodermi.
Superorder, sū-pėr-or′dėr, n. a group in the classifications of natural history above the order but below the class.
- biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a subclass
- A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below a class or subclass and containing one or more orders.
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