superclade

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From super- +‎ clade.

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superclade (plural superclades)

  1. (taxonomy) A clade that includes other clades.
    • 2015 July 11, Wen-Bin Yu et al., “Towards a comprehensive phylogeny of the large temperate genus Pedicularis (Orobanchaceae), with an emphasis on species from the Himalaya-Hengduan Mountains”, in BMC Plant Biology[1], volume 15, DOI:10.1186/s12870-015-0547-9:
      This latter superclade was strongly supported clade by BI analysis (PP = 1.00), while the clade (clades 13 +  P. axillaris  + clade 3) was strongly supported by the total (1.00/70) and plastid (1.00/89) datasets.

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