family names end in ? while orders end in ?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Zoological

    -acea suffix for orders

    -idae suffix for family : Canidae

    Botanical

    -ales suffix for order : Asterales

    -aceae suffix for family : Rosaceae

    -oideae subfamilies suffix. The subfamily of roses is Rosoideae

  • 9 years ago

    These are not universal, but many family names end in -aceae for everything but animals in which the ending is -idae. Order names often end in -ales.

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