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This article is about Amoebozoa. For sea slug, see Flabellina.
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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Phylum: Amoebozoa
Subphylum: Lobosa
Class: Flabellinea
Smirnov et al. 2005[1]
Subclasses and orders

The Flabellinea are a class of Amoebozoa. During locomotion the cells are flattened and have a clear layer called hyaloplasm along the front margin. Some form slender subpseudopodia projecting outward from the hyaloplasm, but the cell mass does not flow into these as in true pseudopodia, and advances without a definite central axis as in the Tubulinea. They also lack distinctive features like shells and flagella, and are united mainly by evidence from molecular trees.

The name Discosea, introduced by Cavalier-Smith et al. (2004),[2] refers a similar but slightly larger group.

Discosea has been described as containing Glycostylida, Himatismenida, and Dermamoebida.[3]


  1. ^ Smirnov A, Nassonova E, Berney C, Fahrni J, Bolivar I, Pawlowski J (August 2005). "Molecular phylogeny and classification of the lobose amoebae". Protist 156 (2): 129–42. doi:10.1016/j.protis.2005.06.002. PMID 16171181. 
  2. ^ Cavalier-Smith, T., Chao, E-Y, Oates, B. (2004). "Molecular phylogeny of the Amoebozoa and evolutionary significance of the unikont Phalansterium". European Journal of Protistology 40: 21–48. doi:10.1016/j.ejop.2003.10.001. 
  3. ^ Kudryavtsev A, Bernhard D, Schlegel M, Chao EE, Cavalier-Smith T (August 2005). "18S ribosomal RNA gene sequences of Cochliopodium (Himatismenida) and the phylogeny of Amoebozoa". Protist 156 (2): 215–24. doi:10.1016/j.protis.2005.03.003. PMID 16171188. 

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