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Euglypha (Euglyphida)
Scientific classification
(unranked): SAR
(unranked): Rhizaria
Phylum: Cercozoa
Subphylum: Filosa
Superclass: Monadofilosa
Class: Imbricatea
Cavalier-Smith, 2003

Imbricatea is a class of Rhizaria characterised by silica scales. It is sometimes described as "Imbricatea/Silicofilosea", due to the similarity of those two groupings.[1] Imbricatea is divided into the orders Euglyphida and Thaumatomonadida.[2][3]


  1. ^ Claudia Wylezich; Alexander P. Mylnikov; Markus Weitere; Hartmut Arndt (2007). "Distribution and phylogenetic relationships of freshwater thaumatomonads with a description of the new species Thaumatomonas coloniensis n. sp.". Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 54 (4): 347–357. doi:10.1111/j.1550-7408.2007.00274.x. PMID 17669160. 
  2. ^ Thomas Cavalier-Smith & Ema E.-Y. Chao (October 2003). "Phylogeny and classification of phylum Cercozoa (Protozoa)". Protist. 154 (3–4): 341–358. doi:10.1078/143446103322454112. PMID 14658494. 
  3. ^ "Cercozoa". Retrieved May 21, 2009.