Superphylum

taxonomic rank

A superphylum is an unofficial grade in taxonomy, above the phylum and below the subregnum, used to describe a group of phyla which probably evolved from a common ancestor.[1]

It is used especially in the animal kingdom. Examples:

NotesEdit

  1. Introduction to Conservation Genetics, p. 371; Richard Frankham, David A. Briscoe, Jonathan D. Ballou, Cambridge University Press, 2002
  2. "Planctomycetes-Verrucomicrobia-Chlamydiae Superphylum: Exceptions to the bacterial definition?". Archived from the original on 17 January 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2016.