EOLSS - CHARACTERIZATION OF BIODIVERSITY

Table 1. Variations in the correspondence between Nuaulu terminal categories and phylogenetic taxonomic ranks (from Ellen 1993, p. 69)

Rank

Example

Sex type

mkometene (female Chinese quail; Coturnix chinensis lineata)

Developmental stage

teke panarine (mature banded tree snake; Boiga irregularis)

Subspecific variants (including colour morphs)

mainase putic (colour morph of Pacific boa; Candoia carinata)

Species

asu (domesticated dog; Canis familiaris)

Genus

lema (mackerel; Rastrelliger spp)

Group of genera

ika hahu (dolphins; Stenella and related genera

Family

soihihi (flycatchers; Muscicapidae)

Group of families

kinapopote (fireflies: Lampyridae and light-producing click beetles Elateridae)

Orders and groups of orders

nusi tanane (marine Pelecaniformes; tropic birds, gannets, boobies, cormorants, frigate birds)

Class

taripan (Holothuroidea: sea cucumbers)

nuae huae (Scyphozoa: marine jellyfish)

Group of phyla

susue (Nematoda and other small worms)