In scientific classification of biota, a subphylum is a taxonomic rank in zoological nomenclature.

The taxonomic rank of 'subdivision' in fungi and plant taxonomy is equivalent to 'subphylum' in zoological taxonomy.

Taxonomic rank

Subphylum is:

  1. subordinate to the phylum
  2. superordinate to the superclass.


Not all fauna phyla are divided into subphyla.

Those that are include: