pertaining to a taxon at a rank lower than subspecies. The names of such taxa are not regulated by a nomenclatural Code. Usage: only in zoology and bacteriology, not in botany.

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  • infrasubspecific — of a category, taxon or name, of lower rank than the subspecies, and, as such, not subject to recognition by the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, e.g. form, race, variety …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • infrasubspecific — Denoting a category of organisms of rank lower than subspecies …   Medical dictionary

  • f. — 1) abbreviation for forma or form (i.e. a neutral term for a single individual, phenon, or taxon; a group; or an infrasubspecific group, or in the past, a subspecies (not recommended usage)). According to the International Code of Zoological… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • form — 1) a neutral term for a single individual, phenon, or taxon; a group, e.g. larvae and adult forms, male and female forms, ecological forms, and seasonal forms 2) an infrasubspecific group 3) in the past, a subspecies (not recommended usage).… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • variety — an ambiguous term of classical taxonomy for a heterogeneous group of phenomena including non genetic variations of the phenotype, morphs, domestic breeds, and geographic races. Before 1961, according to the International Code of Zoological… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Cat breed — A cat breed is an infrasubspecific rank for the classification of domestic cats. A cat is considered to be of a certain cat breed if it is true breeding for the traits that define that breed. Various cat registries around the world record and… …   Wikipedia

  • Subspecies — This article is about the biological term. For the film series, see Subspecies (film series). Subspecies (commonly abbreviated subsp. or ssp.) in biological classification, is either a taxonomic rank subordinate to species, or a taxonomic unit in …   Wikipedia

  • Pathovar — A pathovar is a bacterial strain or set of strains with the same or similar characteristics, that is differentiated at infrasubspecific level from other strains of the same species or subspecies on the basis of distinctive pathogenicity to one or …   Wikipedia

  • Heliconius — Not to be confused with Heliconia. Crenis redirects here. As described by Boisduval in 1833, this is an invalid name of the brush footed butterfly genus Sevenia. Heliconius Forms of Heliconius numata, H. melpomene and …   Wikipedia

  • aberration — 1) a term used to denote a class of individuals within a species. A name which explicitly refers to an aberration unequivocally treated as an infrasubspecific entity is unavailable 2) an aberrant fish, deviating from the usual or natural type in… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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