Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Compiler and date details

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)].


General References

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


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
05-Mar-2015 AMOEBOZOA 18-Feb-2015 MODIFIED
26-Jul-2012 13-Mar-2014 MODIFIED
09-Sep-2010 MODIFIED