Sarcomastigophora

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Sarcomastigophora
Scientific classification (obsolete)
Kingdom: Protista
Phylum: Sarcomastigophora
Subphyla

The phylum sarcomastigophora belongs to the Protista or protoctista kingdom and it includes many unicellular or colonial, autotrophic, or heterotrophic organisms.

Taxonomy[edit]

It is divided into three subphyla: the Mastigophora, the Sarcodina and the Opalinata.[1]

It is polyphyletic, and it is not a universally recognized classification. It places great significance upon method of locomotion in generating the taxonomy.

It can be described either as:

kingdom Protista → phylum Sarcomastigophora

or in older classifications as

phylum Protozoasubphylum Sarcomastigophora.[2]

Name[edit]

It gets its name from the combination of "Sarcodina" (which is an older term used for amoeboids)[3] and "Mastigophora" (which is an older term for flagellates).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Species:Sarcomastigophora
  2. ^ Dunster, Katherine; Dunster, Julian A. (1996). Dictionary of natural resource management. Vancouver: UBC Press. p. 337. ISBN 0-7748-0503-X. 
  3. ^ Pawlowski J; Burki F (2009). "Untangling the phylogeny of amoeboid protists". J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 56 (1): 16–25. doi:10.1111/j.1550-7408.2008.00379.x. PMID 19335771. 

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