Phylum HETEROLOBOSEA Page & Blanton, 1985
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- Heterolobosea Page & Blanton, 1985.
- Percolozoa Cavalier-Smith, 1991.
Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy
- Nikolaev, S.I., Mylnikov, A.P., Berney, C., Fahrni, J., Pawlowski, J., Aleshin, V.V., Petrov, N.B. 2004. Molecular phylogenetic analysis places Percolomonas cosmopolitus within Heterolobosea: evolutionary implications. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 51: 575-581
Protists with diverse life cycles, including amoeboflagellates, permanently flagellate species and amoebae lacking flagellate stages. Cysts may occur singly or as relatively simple clusters ('fruiting bodies'), when the species have been treated as cellular slime moulds. United by ultrastructural features: intranuclear mitosis, mitochondria with discoid christae, endoplasmic reticulum usually not organised as golgi. Monophyletic by ribosomal gene sequences.