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Jan 2015 - Checked by Peter O’Donoghue, The University of Queensland
July 2014 - Data on free-living amoebae provided by Brett and Moira Robinson, Adelaide
July 2010 - Data provided by Peter O’Donoghue, entered in AFD by ABRS
Amoebozoans are amoeboid protists which move using non-eruptive pseudopodia, that is, they move by cytoplasmic streaming forming finger-like lobopodia. They are common in aquatic and terrestrial habitats, and some occur as symbiotes in other organisms. Free-living forms may be naked or testate.
[For higher taxonomic considerations and characters, see Adl et al. (2012)].
Adl, S.M., Simpson, A.G.B., Lane, C.E., Lukes, J., Bass, D., Bowser, S.S., Brown, M.W., Burki, F., Dunthorn, M., Hampl, V., Heiss, A., Hoppenrath, M., Lara, E., Le Gall, L., Lynn, D.H., McManus, H., Mitchell, E.A.D., Mozley-Stanridge, S.E., Parfrey, L.W., Pawlowski, J., Rueckert, S., Shadwick, L., Schoch, C.L., Smirnov, A. & Spiegel, F.W. 2012. The revised classification of eukaryotes. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 59: 429-493
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