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Bodo saltans
Bodo saltans
Scientific classification e
Phylum: Euglenozoa
Class: Kinetoplastea
Subclass: Metakinetoplastina
Order: Bodonida
Hollande, 1952[1]

Bodonida is an order of kinetoplastid flagellate excavates. It contains the genera Bodo and Rhynchomonas, relatives to the parasitic trypanosomes. This order also contains the colonial genus Cephalothamnium.


Bodonida contains the following suborders and families:[2]


  1. ^ Hollande, A. (1952). Ordre des Bodonides (Bodonidea ord. nov.). In Traité de Zoologie, pp. 669–693. Edited by P. P. Grassé. Paris: Masson & Cie.
  2. ^ a b Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. ; searched on 25 April 2018.