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(English) According to the Code, a group of phylogenetically related genera or a single genus forming a taxonomic category ranking between the order and the genus; one of the categories in animal and plant classification; may contain one or more closely related genera; a rank within the family group between superfamily and subfamily; a taxon at the rank of a family; in scientific classifications, an assemblage of genera possessing certain characters in common by which they are distinguished; subordinate to phylum, class and order and superordinate to genus and species. Families (pl.). (See also: Code, taxon, genus)
(French) D'après le Code, un groupe de genres apparenté phylogénétiquement ou un seul genre qui forment une catégorie taxonomique qui classifie entre l'ordre et le genre; un des catégories dans animal et classification de la plante; peut en contenir un ou plus genres étroitement apparenté; un rang dans le groupe de la famille entre la superfamille et la sousfamille; une taxon au rang d'une famille; dans les classifications scientifiques, un assemblage de genres posséder des certains caractères commun par qu'ils sont distingués; subalterne à phylum, classe et ordre et superordiné à genre et espèce. Les familles (pl.). (See also: Code, taxon, genus)
(Portuguese) Do Código, grupo de géneros filogeneticamente relacionados ou um único género que formam uma categoria taxonómica entre a Ordem e o Género; uma das categorias da classificação dos animais e plantas. (See also: Code, taxon, genus)

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