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RE: Yet Another FAQ: phylum, order, family




On Fri, 10 Aug 2001, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:

> > What about -oidea for superfamilies?
> 
> D'oh!  I meant "the family group" (which includes sub- and superfamilies).
> However, chondrichthyian workers have ALSO used that suffix for suborder
> endings.
> 

Another strange exception is the malacologist's preference for "acea" as
the suffix for superfamilies


cheers

adam