Pointing out the abstract principle based on an example is very common usage.
Suppose we have these to work with:
Elephant < Mammal < Organism
Elephant is an example (subset) of Mammal.
Mammal is an example (subset) of Organism.
Usages illustrated based on the above:
i.e. - "id est" - "it is"
Here is a mammal (i.e. warm-blooded, milk-producing)
e.g. - "exempli gratia" - "for example"
Here is a mammal (e.g. elephant)
what I am thinking of
Here is a mammal (
I am looking for something that conveys the last scenario. As you can see,
e.g. refers to subsets / examples of a principle / one level more concrete.
What I am thinking of would be a the opposite of e.g. A superset / generalized principle derived from example(s) / one level more abstract.