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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked) Bikonta
(unranked) Cabozoa


Algae tree. Note that not all terms listed in this diagram reflect a modern consensus.

In the classification of eukaryotes (living organisms with a cell nucleus), Cabozoa was a taxon proposed by Cavalier-Smith.[1]

It was a putative clade comprising the Rhizaria and Excavata. More recent research tends to place the Rhizaria with the Alveolata and heterokonts instead of the Excavata, however.[2]


  1. ^ Cavalier-Smith T (1999). "Principles of protein and lipid targeting in secondary symbiogenesis: euglenoid, dinoflagellate, and sporozoan plastid origins and the eukaryote family tree". J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 46 (4): 347–66. doi:10.1111/j.1550-7408.1999.tb04614.x. PMID 18092388. 
  2. ^ Burki F, Shalchian-Tabrizi K, Minge M, Skjæveland Å, Nikolaev SI, et al. (2007). Butler G, ed. "Phylogenomics Reshuffles the Eukaryotic Supergroups". PLoS ONE. 2 (8: e790): e790. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000790. PMC 1949142Freely accessible. PMID 17726520. 

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