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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (biology) a taxonomic group ranking above an order and below a class or subclass.

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  • Ancestral elephant shrews were members of a “superorder” or “cohort” of beasts called Afrotheria that evolved in Africa more than 100 million years ago.
  • Ilyanassa belongs to the enormously successful superorder Caenogastropoda, whose monophyly is robustly supported
  • But I trust lessons have been learned, and the gameday thread and recap will thus be uncontaminated by creatures of the superorder Elopomorpha.
  • "We certainly do not want such a superorder, and if there is to be one large order, its price should not exceed some Kc40bn or Kc50bn," Proubek said. for more
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