Phaeodarea

Belongs within: Monadofilosa. The Phaeodarea are a group of amoeboid organisms that commonly possess a skeleton of amorphous silica bound by organic material. Characters (from Adl et al. 2012): Central capsule with thickened, double-layered, capsular wall containing two kinds of pores or openings; large opening known as an “astropylum” or oral pore with a protruding… Continue reading Phaeodarea

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Monadofilosa

Belongs within: Cercozoa.Contains: Sarcomonadea, Imbricatea, Tectofilosida, Phaeodarea, Ebriacea. The Thecofilosea are a lineage of mostly amoeboid protists, ancestrally with a robust extracellular theca (Adl et al. 2012). <==Monadofilosa [Filosea, Helkesea] | i. s.: Katabia gromoviEDF04 |–EoglissaC-S18 | |–MetromonadeaC-S18 | | |–Metromonas simplexDO17 | | |–KiitoksiaC-S18 | | `–Metopion [Metopiida, Metopiidae]AS12 | | `–M. fluensBM05 |… Continue reading Monadofilosa

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Cercozoa

Belongs within: Sar.Contains: Monadofilosa. The Granofilosea are a group of amoeboid protists bearing granular reticulopodia. <==Cercozoa (see below for synonymy) |–Tremula Howe et al. 2012DO17, AS12 [Skiomonadea, Tremulida] | `–T. longifilaAS12 `–+–+–+–Minimassisteria divaDO17 | | `–Nanofila marinaDO17 | `–+–+–Limnofila borokoensisDO17 | | `–MonadofilosaDO17 | `–+–MesofilaDO17 | |–GymnosphaeridaC-SC03a | | |–Actinocoryne contractilisM00b | | |–HedraiophrysAS12 |… Continue reading Cercozoa

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Euglyphida

Belongs within: Imbricatea.Contains: Psammonobiotidae, Euglyphidae. The Euglyphida are a group of testate amoeboids, often with a covering of silica scales (Adl et al. 2012). Characters (from Adl et al. 2012): Test of organic material; usually with secreted silica scales held together by organic cement; tubular mitochondrial cristae. Euglyphida [Euglyphacea] | i. s.: MatsakisionAS12 | PsammonobiotidaeAS12… Continue reading Euglyphida

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Psammonobiotidae

Belongs within: Euglyphida. The Psammonobiotidae is a family of shelled amoeboids that live in the interstitial habitat between sand grains. Most genera in the family are marine, though the majority of Campascus species inhabit fresh water (Nicholls 2003). Tinned psammon Published 3 May 2018 In several previous posts on this site, I have discussed representatives… Continue reading Psammonobiotidae