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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Protista
Phylum: Amoebozoa
Class: Lobosea

Lobosea is a group of Amoebozoa. An example is Arcellinida.[1]

Sensu strico, it can refer to Tubulinea. However, sensu lato, it can also refer more generally to a paraphyletic group of lobose Amoebozoa.[2] Formal classification of lobose amoebae remains speculative,[3] and the older, less specific terms remain in use. In very old textbooks, "Lobosea" is sometimes used to refer to all amoebae, including those clearly established as bikont.[citation needed] In either case, monophyly is not yet determined, but the terminology is still used while the classification continues.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Qin Y, Xie S, Swindles GT, Gu Y, Zhou X (November 2008). "Pentagonia zhangduensis nov. spec. (Lobosea, Arcellinida), a new freshwater species from China". Eur. J. Protistol. 44 (4): 287–90. doi:10.1016/j.ejop.2008.03.001. PMID 18547792. 
  2. ^ "Lobosea". Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  3. ^ Fahrni JF, Bolivar I, Berney C, Nassonova E, Smirnov A, Pawlowski J (November 2003). "Phylogeny of lobose amoebae based on actin and small-subunit ribosomal RNA genes". Mol. Biol. Evol. 20 (11): 1881–6. doi:10.1093/molbev/msg201. PMID 12949141. 

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