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Gr. Ameisenbär auf Futtersuche

Giant Anteater, a member of Xenarthra.

Dendrocygna viduata -London Zoo, England-8a

White-faced Whistling Duck, a member of Galloanserae.

Pristis pectinata - Georgia Aquarium Jan 2006

Smalltooth Sawfish, a member of Batoidea.

A taxonomic category below a subclass and above an order. Xenarthra, Galloanserae and Batoidea are excellent examples.

Name Meaning of prefix Example
Magnorder magnus: large, great, important Epitheria
Superorder super: above Euarchontoglires
Order Primates
Suborder sub: under Haplorrhini
Infraorder infra: below Simiiformes
Parvorder parvus: small, unimportant Catarrhini

References

Anatomy of an amiotic egg This article is part of Project Glossary, a All Birds project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each term related to animals.


Hemipus picatus This article is part of Project Taxonomy, a All Birds project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each taxonomic term.
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