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  Subspecies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In zoology, the scientific name of a subspecies is the binomen followed immediately by a subspecific name, e.g.
A subspecies indicated by the repetition of the specific name is known as the nominate subspecies.
Thus Motacilla alba alba is the nominate subspecies of White Wagtail, Motacilla alba.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Subspecies   (783 words)

 International Wolf Center Intermediate Wolf Information
A subspecies is a group of individuals within a species that share a geographic location and may have some unique physical characteristics.
Since the predominant color phase of this subspecies is a creamy white, which camouflages it in snowy surroundings, it is often called the white wolf.
This subspecies is now believed extinct in the wild, but may be represented in captivity or the reintroduced population in North Carolina.
www.wolf.org /wolves/learn/intermed/inter_sci/wolf_subspecies.asp   (1089 words)

 Subspecies and Classification   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
All subspecies are allopatric (either dichopatric [with non-contiguous ranges] or parapatric [with contiguous ranges], except for cases of circular overlap with sympatry); sympatry is conclusive evidence (except for cases of circular overlap) of allospecificity (separate specific status).
Dichopatric populations are regarded as subspecies if they fail to exhibit full differentiation (i.e., exhibit overlap in variation of their differentiae up to 25-30%), even in the absence of contact (overlap exceeding 25-30% does not qualify for taxonomic recognition of either dichopatric populations or of parapatric populations outside of their zones of intergradation).
In multivariate contexts, subspecies are definable by the suite of characters that explains the largest adequate percentage of the variance of the data-set, thus minimizing the “noise” produced by the variance of other characters.
www.goodrumj.com /Smith.html   (3259 words)

 Wilson on Subspecies
The uncertainty of the limits of populations combined with the discordance of traits means that the subspecies is an arbitrary unit of classification.
The emphasis in research in anthropology and biology has passed from the description of subspecies to the analysis of the geography of separate traits and their respective contributions, singly or in combination, to survival and reproduction.
They suggest that subspecies be defined as individuals occupying a particular part of the range of the species, with genes and natural history distinct from those of other subspecies.
www.goodrumj.com /Wilson.html   (2112 words)

 SAVE THE TIGERS - Subspecies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Although scientists no longer classify tigers into subspecies, these names are commonly used to describe "races" of tigers from different regions that have slightly different physical characteristics.
There were 8 subspecies of Tiger at the beginning of the 20th century.
The smallest and darkest subspecies, Sumatran tigers are reddish and have closely spaced stripes.
www.elvidge.com /users/jimbo/tigers/tigers.htm   (416 words)

 The Sibley Guide to Birds - Subspecies - loons_ducks
Two subspecies differ in size and subtly in plumage but are very difficult to distinguish, perhaps indistinguishable at sea.
Subspecies differ clinally in size and in extent of white in breeding plumes but no other significant differences, any division is arbitrary.
Rather arbitrarily divided here into six subspecies groups that differ in size, plumage, and voice; but all are connected by intermediate populations and identification can be difficult, even though the extremes seem like different species.
www.sibleyguides.com /loons_ducks.htm   (809 words)

 Seasonality of Terrestrial Bird Subspecies Along the Oregon Coast
Webster's (1965) indicates that a subspecies is a subdivision of a species and that a subspecies designates a morphologically distinguishable and geographically isolated group whose members interbreed successfully with those of other subspecies of the same species where their ranges overlap.
Subspecies are diverse forms that can represent discrete, differing populations that have differing migration, nesting, or breeding areas, and, thus, subspecies may differ in seasonal status at a particular location.
The fourth problem in using subspecies is that the distribution of many subspecies may not be complete in the AOU (1957) because so little effort is now being given to the distribution of subspecies.
www.orednet.org /~rbayer/j/j319.htm   (3732 words)

 Subspecies Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In taxonomy, a subspecies is the taxon immediately subordinate to a species.
In zoology, the scientific name of a subspecies is the binomen followed immediately by a subspecific epithet, e.g.
In botany, different variations within a species are identified explicitly as subspecies ('subsp.'), varieties ('var.') or forms ('f.'), e.g.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/s/su/subspecies.html   (668 words)

 WWF | Tigers | Subspecies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Three tiger subspecies - the Bali, Javan, and Caspian - have become extinct in the past 70 years.
The five remaining subspecies - Amur, Bengal, Indochinese, South China, and Sumatran - live only in Asia, and all are threatened by poaching and habitat loss.
Read the population estimates for the remaining tiger subspecies.
www.worldwildlife.org /tigers/subspecies.cfm   (380 words)

 Congo African Grey - Judy Leach's Parrots
African Greys are highly intelligent parrots that have been found to develop the intelligence level of a 5 year old child and the emotional development of a 3 year old.
Although the Timneh is a true subspecies, the Congo, Camaroon, and Ghana are all very similar and are very often mixed in breeding, both in the wild and in captivity.
If the subspecies were true, the Camaroon is the largest and the lightest grey of the group.
www.petparrot.com /greys.htm   (375 words)

 Talk:Subspecies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"However, animals of the different subspecies of the same species might not interbreed even if geographical factor is removed." This statement seems to contradict the contents of the paragraph immediately preceding it.
That paragraph seemed to indicate that a requirement for a group of individual organisms being clubbed together in the same subspecific category was that they would in fact interbreed, if only the obstacles (physical ones were cited as example) to doing so were removed.
However, I'm wondering myself about the distinctions between subspecies, race (biology), morph (zoology), cultivar, and strain (biology).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Subspecies   (730 words)

 Search Results for "Subspecies"
...Inflected forms: pl. subspecies A taxonomic subdivision of a species consisting of an interbreeding, usually geographically isolated population of organisms.
subspecies, also called race, a genetically distinct geographical subunit of a species.
One of two or more specimens cited by the author of a name of a species or subspecies when no single specimen was selected as the holotype.
www.bartleby.com /cgi-bin/texis/webinator/sitesearch?FILTER=&query=Subspecies   (293 words)

 Subspecies (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Subspecies is the first film in the Subspecies quadrilogy of films, which was produced by Full Moon Studios.
Radu slays his own father to take control of the precious Bloodstone, a family heirloom, which will give him greater power and sustain his life without having to feed on fresh blood.
The "subspecies" are a group of small creatures, created from Radu's own flesh when he snaps off his own fingers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Subspecies_(film)   (397 words)

 Species Biog @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In zoology only the subspecies is used, while in botany the variety, subvariety, and form are used as well.
In both cases, there is some uncertainty regarding correct classification, but the consensus view is that species rank is not justified in either.
The gene flow between northern and southern magpie populations is judged to be sufficiently restricted to justify terming them subspecies (not full species); but the seamless way that local Koala populations blend one into another shows that there is substantial gene flow between north and south.
www.launchbase.org /encyclopedia/Species   (3634 words)

 Identification of Canada and Cackling Geese
When reading published accounts of subspecies, it is important to bear in mind that in the confusing history of the taxonomy of Canada Geese, the subspecies have been grouped and named in various ways.
The subspecies defined below should be taken cautiously as merely one interpretation of the information at hand (which is patchy and incomplete, despite decades of study).
In all subspecies, there are subpopulations and gradual clinal changes so that it is difficult to define the characteristics of that subspecies without looking at a broad geographic sample.
www.sibleyguides.com /canada_cackling.htm   (3967 words)

 Amazon.com: Subspecies (1991) : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Subspecies is the first in a four part movie series involving Radu, the baddest vampire in town.
Our first introduction to Radu is when he kills his father in order to take possession of the Bloodstone, a vampire family heirloom that allows them to survive a long time without a fresh "meal", and gives them power by drinking from it.
Thus, "Subspecies" is a must-see for real vampire lovers due to its originality and inherently unique qualities.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/6302087341?v=glance   (1439 words)

 Old World Aviaries: Grey subspecies
One also will know that the first name that repeats the species is the nominate subspecies of that species....in other words, it is the first subspecies that was discovered.
Some of the guidelines for defining a subspecies are bone structure, size, shape, color difference, habitat needs, and physical separation, such as mountain ranges, canyons, deserts or large expanses of unpopulated areas.
They are simply variations of the same subspecies based on the areas in which they live.
www.oldworldaviaries.com /text/miscellaneous/grey-subspecies.htm   (879 words)

When I first watched Subspecies it was like finding a gem and I've been big-time into these pictures ever since...Thus, my Subspecies page.
Subspecies opens when Radu comes home to claim the Bloodstone, fabled to drip the blood of Saints, from his father.
It is not part of the Subspecies trilogy, but is related in that the main evil vampire in the one, Ash, (Jonathan Morris) is revealed to be Radu's offsping.
members.tripod.com /~MotherDark/subspecies.html   (582 words)

 Phyllodes imperialis, southern subspecies (a moth) - endangered species listing
Recognition of the southern subspecies is supported by Dr Don Sands of CSIRO Entomology who has relevant expertise and indicates that the subspecies is yet to be formally described.
It is geographically separated and morphologically distinct from the southern subspecies (Sands 1999).
Little is known of the subspecies' distribution and life history and very little is known about the distribution and life history of its food plant in NSW, which appears to be relatively rare.
www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au /npws.nsf/Content/Phyllodes_imperialis_southern_subspecies_endangered   (733 words)

 Canada Goose subspecies
In the early 1950s, it was split up into 12 subspecies, of which two were believed to be extinct though one, the Giant Canada Goose, was later found still to exist.
At the time, it was thought that all the subspecies were separated geographically, at least on the breeding grounds if not entirely in winter.
Even as early as the 1970s, one researcher, working by Hudson Bay where two subspecies breed, was talking about a 'complex' of mixed subspecies as he was no longer able to identify many of the pairs he was studying.
www.birdsofbritain.co.uk /features/mao-jan-01.htm   (526 words)

 GENES REVEAL NEW SUBSPECIES OF TIGER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Biologists traditionally have recognized eight subspecies of tiger, including three that were wiped out by hunting and habitat destruction in the 20th century.
The new study splits that subspecies into two: the Malayan tiger, found on the Malaysian Peninsula, and the northern Indochinese tiger, found in areas ranging from Myanmar to extreme southwest China.
Biologists traditionally use physical characteristics such as skull size, coloration and stripe pattern to distinguish one tiger subspecies from another, but the Malayan and northern Indochinese subspecies are nearly identical in appearance, Sunquist said.
www.napa.ufl.edu /2004news/tigersubspecies.htm   (404 words)

 Subspecies ID
One of the greatest difficulties in the arena of the Eclectus parrot is the issue of identifying the different subspecies.
Here are some pictures of the different subspecies to try and help you get an idea of the differences.
Please understand that you can look at these birds here, but when you go to actually LOOK at a bird somewhere be absolutely clueless as to the subspecies.
www.shadeseclectus.com /subspecies_id.htm   (267 words)

 FWC - Critter Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
North of the peninsula it intergrades with the eastern subspecies.
The Florida wild turkey is best distinguished from the eastern subspecies, which it closely resembles, by its darker wing feathers.
The white bars on the primary wing feathers are narrower than the fl bars and are irregular or broken.
www.wildflorida.org /critters/turkeys.asp   (908 words)

 EPA: Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies israelensis strain EG2215 (006476) Fact Sheet
Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies israelensis is formulated for use on mosquito larvae in aquatic habitats.
Because the health risk is expected to be negligible for oral, dermal, and inhalation exposure routes, as previously indicated, aggregate exposure by these routes, from naturally-occurring populations in the soil and from the use of pesticidal products, should not pose a threat to human health.
Exposure assessments on this type of microbial pesticide are not performed unless significant human health or ecological effects issues arise in the Tier I studies (40 CFR 158.690 (c)).
www.epa.gov /pesticides/biopesticides/ingredients/factsheets/factsheet_006476.htm   (2498 words)

 Hog badger (Arctonyx collaris): Classification and subspecies
This page give details of the scientific classification of the hog badger, and lists the subspecies that have been described.
This species was first described by F G Cuvier in 1825 [w005-03], from a specimen taken from southern Bhutan [w128].
Arctonyx collaris collaris - the "nominate" subspecies, this occurs in Sikkim, Bhutan and Assam, in the south-eastern foothills of the Himalayas.
www.badgers.org.uk /badgerpages/hog-badger-02.html   (215 words)

 The shdA Gene Is Restricted to Serotypes of Salmonella enterica Subspecies I and Contributes to Efficient and Prolonged ...
The shdA Gene Is Restricted to Serotypes of Salmonella enterica Subspecies I and Contributes to Efficient and Prolonged Fecal Shedding -- Kingsley et al.
enterica subspecies II to VII are able to infect humans, colonize the intestine and cause disease (1).
Human infection caused by salmonellae of subspecies II to VI in Germany, 1977-1992.
iai.asm.org /cgi/content/full/68/5/2720   (5512 words)

 Jardine Subspecies of Aves International
It has come to my attention that there is some confusion as to the subspecies of Jardine Parrots that we raise at Aves International.
A fourth subspecies, permistus, is doubtful and it is not known if this subspecies is in American aviculture.
I personally do not feel that keeping all of the subspecies pure in American aviculture was as important as establishing them in captivity.
babybirdcalendar.com /Jardinesubspecies.html   (1078 words)

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