Testate amoebae

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Not to be confused with the genus Thecamoeba.

Testate amoebae (or thecamoebians) is a polyphyletic group of ameboid protists characterized by the presence of a test. Testate amoebae (Testacea) mainly include the euglyphid testate amoebae (Cercozoa; Euglyphida) [1] and the Arcellinida (Amoebozoa).[2] Testate amoebae taxa are differentiated by their test characteristics and the type of pseudopodia (lobose, recticulose, or filose). Arcellinid testate amoebae produce lobose (wide) pseudopodia while Euglyphid testate amoebae produce filose (slender) pseudopods.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ralf Meisterfeld: Testate amoebae with filopodia , In: John J. Lee, Gordon F. Leedale, Phyllis Bradbury (Hrsg.): The Illustrated Guide to the Protozoa, 2nd Edition. Vol. 2, Society of Protozoologists, Lawrence, Kansas 2000, ISBN 1-891276-23-9, pp. 1054-1084
  2. ^ Ralf Meisterfeld: Arcellinida, In: John J. Lee, Gordon F. Leedale, Phyllis Bradbury (Hrsg.): Illustrated Guide to the Protozoa, 2nd Edition. Vol. 2, Society of Protozoologists, Lawrence, Kansas 2000, ISBN 1-891276-23-9, pp. 827-860

Bibliography[edit]

  • Medioli, F.S.; Scott, D.B.; Collins, E.; Asioli, S.; Reinhardt, E.G. (1999). The thecamoebian bibliography. Palaeontologia Electronica, 3: 1-161, [1].
  • Medioli, F.S.; Bonnet, L.; Scott, D.B.; Medioli, B.E. (2003). The thecamoebian bibliography: 2nd edition. Palaeontologia Electronica, 61: 1-107, [2].