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  Rank (zoology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In zoology, a taxon is usually assigned to a rank in a hierarchy.
In practise, additional ranks such as species group, species subgroup, and species complex are sometimes added as extra, but unofficial, ranks between the subgenus and super species levels in taxa with many species (e.g.
a subspecies (a taxon at the rank of subspecies) gets a name composed of three names (a trinominal name or trinomen ;: generic name + specific name + subspecific name).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Infrasubspecies   (225 words)

 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> taxon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Once named, a taxon will usually have a rank and can be placed at a particular level in a hierarchy.
A prefix is used to indicate a ranking of lesser importance.
The use of ranks is challenged by users of cladistics and has led to the PhyloCode being proposed.
www.yourart.com /research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=/taxon   (179 words)

 Nomenclatural Glossary for Zoology A - Z, Zoolojik isimlendirme Sözlügü   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The family group includes taxa at the ranks of superfamily, family, subfamily, tribe, and any other rank below superfamily and above the genus group that may be required, such as subtribe.
the principle that within the family group, genus group or species group a name established for a taxon at any rank in the group is deemed to be simultaneously established with the same author and date for taxa based on the same name-bearing type at other ranks in the group [Articles 36, 43, 46].
the status of a taxon indicates the rank (i.e.
bornova.ege.edu.tr /~bgocmen/home8.html   (7290 words)

 ICZN Code - glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Of a genus-group name: a grammatical property (masculine, feminine or neuter) that affects the way in which Latin or latinized adjectival or participial species-group names are to be spelled, since the gender form of such a species-group name must agree with the gender of the generic name with which it is combined.
The principle that within the family group, genus group or species group a name established for a taxon at any rank in the group is deemed to be simultaneously established with the same author and date for taxa based on the same name-bearing type at other ranks in the group [Arts.
The ranks of the family group, the genus group, and the species group at which nominal taxa may be established are stated in Articles 10.3, 10.4, 35.1, 42.1 and 45.1.
www.iczn.org /iczn/includes/page.jsp?booksection=glossary&nfv=   (7523 words)

 Scientific classification - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Today, nomenclature is regulated by Nomenclature Codes, which allows names divided into ranks; see rank (botany) and rank (zoology).
The eight major ranks are given in bold; a selection of minor ranks are given as well.
In botany and mycology names at the rank of family and below are based on the name of a genus, sometimes called the type genus of that taxon, with a standard ending.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Subfamily_(biology)   (1193 words)

 Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000. Natural Sciences
The second and third digits indicate the rank of the course: if they are 01 through 19, the course is of lower-division rank; if 20 through 79, of upper-division rank; if 80 through 99, of graduate rank.
Zoology 313 and 317 may not both be counted; Zoology 313 and 323 may not both be counted.
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; Biology 304 and Zoology 325; a grade of at least C in all zoology courses; and a grade point average in biological science of at least 2.00.
www.utexas.edu /student/registrar/catalogs/ug98-00/ch09/courses/ch0903mic-zoo.html   (4545 words)

 ZOO. 451 - EXAM 3 ANSWER KEY, SUMMER 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Rank these taxa by their relative cost of locomotion for a fixed distance (assume taxa are similar in size) with 1 = highest cost to 4 = lowest cost to travel a certain distance.
Rank these taxa by their relative investment in each egg/offspring, % size relative to adult size with 1 = largest % to 4 = smallest %.
Rank these taxa by their relative duration of post-birth/post-hatching care provided by 1 or more parents with 1 = longest duration to 3 = shortest duration.
courses.washington.edu /vertebra/451/exams/451_exam3key_2002.htm   (1802 words)

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The rank of a matrix is its maximum number of linearly independent rows.
The rank of a group G is the number of elements in the basis of the quotient group of G over the subgroup consisting of all elements of G having finite period.
The rank of a place or valuation is equal to the number of proper prime ideals in its valuation ring.
www.accessscience.com /Dictionary/R/R7/DictR7.html   (2957 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
ICBN §4.4 states: "The subordinate ranks of nothotaxa are the same as the subordinate ranks of non-hybrid taxa, except that nothogenus is the highest rank permitted".
Subset of ranks; equivalent to BioCode ""subdivision of a genus" ", i.e.
of undefined rank -- A name that appear between a genus name and a species epitheton and is not clearly marked as series or section, or other may be assigned to this rank until the true rank can be assigned by a taxonomic expert.
www.dcs.napier.ac.uk /~osg/TCS_0.95.2/v0952.xsd   (4989 words)

 General trends (from zoology) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Zoology has become animal biology—that is, the life sciences display a new unity, one that is founded on the common basis of all life, on the gene pool–species organization of organisms, and on the obligatory interacting of the components of ecosystems.
It includes both the inquiry into individual animals and their constituent parts, even to the molecular level, and the inquiry into animal populations, entire faunas, and the relationships of animals to each other, to plants, and to the nonliving environment.
The word zoo is from the Greek word zoion, which means “animal.” Zoology is the science of animals as botany is the science of plants.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-48766   (938 words)

 Department of Zoology, University of Oklahoma
The Department of Zoology and the Department of Botany-Microbiology invite applications for a position as a jointly-appointed tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Biology to begin in the fall of 2006.
As part of this initiative the University invites applications for tenured positions at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.
The Department of Zoology attracts excellent graduate students, and we are proud of our record of training professional scientists.
www.ou.edu /cas/zoology   (254 words)

 The Hindu : Kerala / Kochi News : Kochi colleges fare well in degree examinations
The success was a repeat of last year's performance when the students of the college bagged 13 top ranks.
The college won four first ranks, four second ranks and six third ranks in the results declared today.
There was joy in the air as the Principal, Sister Tessa, along with the teaching faculty of the college congratulated the rank-holders for their outstanding performance.
www.hindu.com /2004/06/10/stories/2004061005260300.htm   (519 words)

 Zoology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Only a small fraction of Manchester’s zoological specimens are on show and are largely represented by the permanent exhibitions and displays.
Some educational collections from the zoology department are held in the Museum’s Discovery Centre.
Most of the zoological specimens are kept behind the scenes and form the Museum’s research collections, which are ranked within the top four in terms of national scientific importance.
museum.man.ac.uk /collections/zoology/zoology.htm   (342 words)

 Museum of Natural History, Wrocław University - kolekcja bezkręgowców
The whole collection is arranged according to the valid systematic system to the rank of phylum or order, and successively in alphabetical order by genera, and then within genera alphabetically by species.
The major part of this collection is composed of Anthozoa, including a large collection of Madreporaria, which is, however, usually identified only to the rank of genus.
Echnodermata: Crinoidea - 24 taxa of species rank, Echinoidea - 96 taxa of species rank with 2 types, Asterioidea - 113 taxa of species rank, including 3 types, Ophiuroidea - 133 taxa of species rank with 8 types, Holothurioidea - 84 taxa of species rank with 3 types.
www.muzeum-przyrodnicze.uni.wroc.pl /eng/kol_bezkregowce.php   (605 words)

 Department of Zoology - Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures
Peer review is the basis for reappointment, promotion and tenure and the responsibility granted to the Department Voting Faculty for performing such reviews is based on the principle that scholars in a particular field are the best judges of the scholarly activities of their colleagues.
Regardless of a candidate's area of activity, there must be evidence that the candidate has been involved in the generation of new knowledge, has carried out creative activities, and has made contributions and innovations available to others through teaching, outreach and/or presentations in scientific and technical journals, books or comparable publications.
Within the Department of Zoology each Assistant and Associate Professor is assigned a liaison, typically a Professor although an Associate Professor can serve as liaison for an Assistant Professor, who monitors the activities and accomplishments of his or her charge.
www.ncsu.edu /policies/employment/rpt/RUL05.67.18.php   (943 words)

He retired in 1985 with the rank of Emeritus Professor of Zoology, but re- mained active professionally until shortly be- fore his death three years later.
During his 15 years as Chair- man of the Department of Zoology at the Uni- versity of Washington, the department grew to first-rank stature, owing in no small part to Far- ner's astute appraisals of people and his powers of persuasion.
His editorial work is best known, however, for what might be called "cre- ative editing." This entailed not only the or- ganization of many timely symposia and the redaction of their proceedings, but also the launching of much larger works.
elibrary.unm.edu /sora/Auk/v106n04/p0710-p0713.html   (3678 words)

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Mechanisms of maternal rank 'inheritance' in the spotted hyaena.
Rank and reproduction in the female spotted hyaena.
Developmental study of rank acquisition and sexually dimorphic behavior in spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta).
hyenas.zoology.msu.edu /kayscv.htm   (2982 words)

 ZOO. 451 - EXAM 2, SUMMER 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
(1 pt) Rank these taxa by their dependence on the vomeronasal organ in prey detection with 1 = least to 4 = most dependent.
(1 pt) Rank the families by the % of its species that are viviparous (ovoviviparous + euviviparity combined) with 1 = fewest to 5 = highest.
(1 pt) Rank these families by their development time from egg stage to metamorphosis with 1 = shortest to 4 = longest.
courses.washington.edu /vertebra/451/exams/451_exam2key_2001.htm   (2909 words)

 Nomenclatural Glossary for Zoology - Thomson Scientific
— a rank that if treated as a division of a genus or subgenus is deemed to be of subgeneric rank for the purposes of nomenclature
of a category or name — of lower rank than the subspecies, and, as such, not subject to regulation by the Code (qv) e.g.
— a rank that if treated as a division of a genus or subgenus is deemed to be of subgeneric rank for the purposes of nomenclature [Article 10.4]
scientific.thomson.com /support/products/zr/zoological-glossary   (7319 words)

 Alaska Natural Heritage Program - Zoology Mammals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Within the zoology program, all mammal species are assigned conservation status ranks that adhere to protocols developed by our parent organization, NatureServe.
The emphasis of the zoology program is to track and maintain current information and status ranks on species with the greatest conservation concern.
We are currently updating status ranks for Alaska mammal species with funding support from the University of Alaska, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Nongame Program, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Program.
aknhp.uaa.alaska.edu /zoology/mammals/Zoology_Mammals.htm   (205 words)

 Recollections of Professor E. Horne Craigie; July 2002; Department of Zoology, Zoonews for Alumni and Friends of Zoology
He began his career in 1916 with the rank of Class Assistant and was assigned full responsibility for a lecture and laboratory course in neurology while still a fourth-year undergraduate in Honour Biology.
When a student asked him a question about the location of some anatomical feature of the rabbit, his invariable answer was, “Have you luked in the buke?” The “buke,” of course, was his latest revision of Bensley’s classic.
Later I learned that during that period he was editor of the Canadian Journal of Zoology and editor of Section V of the Royal Society of Canada.
www.zoo.utoronto.ca /zfa/Newsletter-htm/jul-02/craigie.htm   (919 words)

 The F. Marguerite Hill Scholarship in Biology - Department of Zoology - October 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Hill graduated from the University of Toronto in 1940, received her MA in 1941 and enlisted in the army.
She served in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps, rising to the rank of Captain.
Hill will have an impact on students at the University of Toronto in perpetuity as the role model of an exemplary career, for her moral support in demonstrating to students that alumni care about them and for her great generosity in assisting students with their education.
www.zoo.utoronto.ca /zfa/Newsletter-htm/oct-98/hill.htm   (422 words)

 Zoology 304, Evolution
Ever since Aristotle, people have had an inclination to rank living things in a single dimension of "lower to higher" or "primitive to advanced".
Such rankings have a name, "the Great Chain of Being" or "the Ladder of Life".
But such rankings have no basis in evolutionary biology.
www.science.siu.edu /zoology/king/304/progress.htm   (1678 words)

 The Literary Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The first sentence might be from a zoology book; the second is a linguist's invention, but it might be from the script from an animated film.
The fact that the two sentences mean very different things indicates that punctuation is not just there as a guide to how a phrase should sound; it is also semantic — it carries meaning.
The effect is the consequence of an action; the affect is its emotional reception.
www.literaryencyclopedia.com /stylebook/stylebook.php   (12269 words)

 Biodiversity and Systematics - A Biodiversity Conservation Plan for Papua New Guinea Based on Biodiversity Trade-offs ...
These values were aggregated to the level of the RMUs using a weighted sum of the FMU values.
The rank values were multiplied by the proportion of the FMU in a given RMU and the resulting values summed over RMUs.
This is not an estimate of timber volume per unit area and it means that larger RMUs may have high timber volume estimates, even when timber volume per unit area is low.
www.amonline.net.au /systematics/faith2d.htm   (457 words)

 Zoology 405, Systematic Zoology & Zoogeography
Match the following individuals (on the right) with their ideas, major works, or major contributions to the history of systematics or zoogeography (on the left).
animals at a rank equal to that of the G.
An ignorant freshman zoology student approaches you in the hallway and asks "How is it that the scientific names of familiar species such as the rainbow trout change?" You immediately respond with.....[5 points]
www.science.siu.edu /zoology/materials/zool405/405e1.html   (585 words)

 rank - OneLook Dictionary Search
Rank : Maison de Stuff Slang [home, info]
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www.onelook.com /?w=rank&v=l   (610 words)

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Fears: Teel'a has few fears; the only two worth mentioning are an almost claustrofobic fear for small places, possibly caused from being locked away many times in cages and prison-cells during her youth.
She does not bear any ill-will towards klingons, but once the ranking has been decided (sort of in the same way Wolves of Terra decide ranking) she gets along better with them than any other humanoid.
She does not smile, and it took the better part of 6 months to discover why: for her, smiling is an active challenge.
users.adelphia.net /~cdgoble/Athene/bios.txt   (6593 words)

 Books : Zoology Coloring Book   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
For high school biology students and college zoology students, as well as for all students of nature, this coloring book teaches the structure and function of the major animal groups, from simple to complex.
The coverage of this atlas spanned across a wide variety of animals: from the minute simple ones to the largest and the most complex chordates.
Its beautifully illustrated diagrams would appeal to students of biology, zoology, agriculture, veterinary medicine, and a long list of other ancillaries.
www.jazzopolis.com /cgi-bin/apf4/amazon_products_feed.cgi?Operation=ItemLookup&ItemId=0064603016   (280 words)

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