Subtribe is a taxonomic category ranking which is below the rank of tribe and above genus.[1] The standard suffix for a subtribe is -ina (in animals) or -inae (in plants). The early use of this word is from 19th century. An example of subtribe is Hyptidinae that contains approximately 400 accepted species distributed in 19 genera.[2]

The hierarchy of biological classification's eight major taxonomic ranks. Intermediate minor rankings are not shown.


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  2. Bridi H, de Carvalho Meirelles G, Lino von Poser G (January 2021). "Subtribe Hyptidinae (Lamiaceae): A promising source of bioactive metabolites". Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 264: 113225. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2020.113225. PMC 7403033. PMID 32763419.
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