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A superphylum is an unofficial grade in taxonomy, above the phylum and below the subregnum, used to describe a group of phyla which probably evolved from a common ancestor.[1]

It is used especially in the animal kingdom. Examples:

Notes

  1. Introduction to Conservation Genetics, p. 371; Richard Frankham, David A. Briscoe, Jonathan D. Ballou, Cambridge University Press, 2002
  2. "Planctomycetes-Verrucomicrobia-Chlamydiae Superphylum: Exceptions to the bacterial definition?". http://events.embo.org/13-pvc/. Retrieved 9 July 2016.