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Scientific classification e
Phylum: Loukozoa
Class: Malawimonadea
Order: Malawimonadida
Family: Malawimonadidae
Genus: Malawimonas

Malawimonas is an excavate genus.[1][2]

Species include:

  • Malawimonas californiana
  • Malawimonas jakobiformis

However, it appears to be related to Collodictyon, which is either related to Amoebozoa or they form a basal Unikont clade together.[3]


  1. ^ Cavalier-Smith T (November 2003). "The excavate protozoan phyla Metamonada Grassé emend. (Anaeromonadea, Parabasalia, Carpediemonas, Eopharyngia) and Loukozoa emend. (Jakobea, Malawimonas): their evolutionary affinities and new higher taxa". Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 53 (Pt 6): 1741–58. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.02548-0. PMID 14657102. 
  2. ^ Simpson AG (November 2003). "Cytoskeletal organization, phylogenetic affinities and systematics in the contentious taxon Excavata (Eukaryota)". Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 53 (Pt 6): 1759–77. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.02578-0. PMID 14657103. 
  3. ^ Derelle, Romain; Torruella, Guifré; Klimeš, Vladimír; Brinkmann, Henner; Kim, Eunsoo; Vlček, Čestmír; Lang, B. Franz; Eliáš, Marek (2015-02-17). "Bacterial proteins pinpoint a single eukaryotic root". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112 (7): E693–E699. doi:10.1073/pnas.1420657112. ISSN 0027-8424. PMC 4343179Freely accessible. PMID 25646484. 

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