Family (biology)

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In Linnaean taxonomy, family (familia, plural familiae) is one of the eight major taxonomic ranks; it is classified between order and genus.wikipedia
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Taxonomic rank

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In Linnaean taxonomy, family (familia, plural familiae) is one of the eight major taxonomic ranks; it is classified between order and genus.
Examples of taxonomic ranks are species, genus, family, order, class, phylum, kingdom, domain, etc.

Genus

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In Linnaean taxonomy, family (familia, plural familiae) is one of the eight major taxonomic ranks; it is classified between order and genus. A family may be divided into subfamilies, which are intermediate ranks above the rank of genus.
In the hierarchy of biological classification, genus comes above species and below family.

Order (biology)

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In Linnaean taxonomy, family (familia, plural familiae) is one of the eight major taxonomic ranks; it is classified between order and genus.
1) a taxonomic rank used in the classification of organisms and recognized by the nomenclature codes. Other well-known ranks are life, domain, kingdom, phylum, class, family, genus, and species, with order fitting in between class and family. An immediately higher rank, superorder, may be added directly above order, while suborder would be a lower rank.

Asteraceae

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In fungal, algal, and botanical nomenclature, the family names of plants, fungi, and algae end with the suffix "-aceae", with the exception of a small number of historic but widely used names including Compositae and Gramineae.
Asteraceae or Compositae (commonly referred to as the aster, daisy, composite, or sunflower family) is a very large and widespread family of flowering plants (Angiospermae).

Poaceae

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In fungal, algal, and botanical nomenclature, the family names of plants, fungi, and algae end with the suffix "-aceae", with the exception of a small number of historic but widely used names including Compositae and Gramineae.
Poaceae or Gramineae is a large and nearly ubiquitous family of monocotyledonous flowering plants known as grasses, commonly referred to collectively as grass.

Linnaean taxonomy

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In Linnaean taxonomy, family (familia, plural familiae) is one of the eight major taxonomic ranks; it is classified between order and genus.
Phyla (or divisions) are divided into classes, and they, in turn, into orders, families, genera (singular: genus), and species (singular: species). There are ranks below species: in zoology, subspecies (but see form or morph); in botany, variety (varietas) and form (forma), etc.

Arecaceae

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Carolus Linnaeus used the word familia in his Philosophia botanica (1751) to denote major groups of plants: trees, herbs, ferns, palms, and so on. He used this term only in the morphological section of the book, discussing the vegetative and generative organs of plants.
The Arecaceae are a botanical family of perennial plants.

Subfamily

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A family may be divided into subfamilies, which are intermediate ranks above the rank of genus.
In biological classification, a subfamily (Latin: subfamilia, plural subfamiliae) is an auxiliary (intermediate) taxonomic rank, next below family but more inclusive than genus.

Taxonomy (biology)

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Taxonomy
The principal ranks in modern use are domain, kingdom, phylum (division is sometimes used in botany in place of phylum), class, order, family, genus and species.

List of Anuran families

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List of Anuran families
This list of Anuran families shows all extant families of Anura.

Carl Linnaeus

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Carolus Linnaeus used the word familia in his Philosophia botanica (1751) to denote major groups of plants: trees, herbs, ferns, palms, and so on. He used this term only in the morphological section of the book, discussing the vegetative and generative organs of plants.
Modern taxonomy includes a rank of family between order and genus and a rank of phylum between kingdom and class that were not present in Linnaeus' original system.

List of Testudines families

List of Testudines families
There are fourteen extant families of the order Testudines, an order of reptile commonly known as turtles, tortoises and terrapins.

List of fish families

List of fish families
This is a list of fish families sorted alphabetically by scientific name.

Spider taxonomy

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List of families of spiders
Arachnologists currently divide spiders into two suborders with about 114 families.

Virus classification

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Virus classification
Family (-viridae)

Protein family

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Protein family
The term protein family should not be confused with family as it is used in taxonomy.

Zoology

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In zoology, the family as a rank intermediate between order and genus was introduced by Pierre André Latreille in his Précis des caractères génériques des insectes, disposés dans un ordre naturel (1796).
Domain; kingdom; phylum; class; order; family; genus; species.

Common name

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In vernacular usage, a family may be named after one of its common members; for example, walnuts and hickory trees belong to the family Juglandaceae, commonly known as the walnut family.

Walnut

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In vernacular usage, a family may be named after one of its common members; for example, walnuts and hickory trees belong to the family Juglandaceae, commonly known as the walnut family.

Hickory

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In vernacular usage, a family may be named after one of its common members; for example, walnuts and hickory trees belong to the family Juglandaceae, commonly known as the walnut family.

Juglandaceae

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In vernacular usage, a family may be named after one of its common members; for example, walnuts and hickory trees belong to the family Juglandaceae, commonly known as the walnut family.

Botanical nomenclature

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In fungal, algal, and botanical nomenclature, the family names of plants, fungi, and algae end with the suffix "-aceae", with the exception of a small number of historic but widely used names including Compositae and Gramineae.

Pierre Magnol

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The taxonomic term familia was first used by French botanist Pierre Magnol in his Prodromus historiae generalis plantarum, in quo familiae plantarum per tabulas disponuntur (1689) where he called the seventy-six groups of plants he recognised in his tables families (familiae). The concept of rank at that time was not yet settled, and in the preface to the Prodromus Magnol spoke of uniting his families into larger genera, which is far from how the term is used today.

Tree

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Carolus Linnaeus used the word familia in his Philosophia botanica (1751) to denote major groups of plants: trees, herbs, ferns, palms, and so on. He used this term only in the morphological section of the book, discussing the vegetative and generative organs of plants.

Herb

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Carolus Linnaeus used the word familia in his Philosophia botanica (1751) to denote major groups of plants: trees, herbs, ferns, palms, and so on. He used this term only in the morphological section of the book, discussing the vegetative and generative organs of plants.