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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Amoebozoa
Class: Discosea
Order: Dactylopodida
Family: Vexilliferidae
Genus: Neoparamoeba

Neoparamoeba is a genus of Amoebozoa.[1] Species contain intracellular kinetoplastid parasites, of the genus Perkinsela, which are maintained in close contact with the nucelus and are considered obligatory and mutualistic.[2]


  1. ^ "The Amoebae". Retrieved June 25, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Perkinsiella amoebae-like endosymbionts of Neoparamoeba spp., relatives of the kinetoplastid Ichthyobodo". European Journal of Protistology. 39: 37–52. doi:10.1078/0932-4739-00901.