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WoRMS taxon details

Protozoa

(urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:5)

Owen, 1858
accepted
Kingdom
Biota
Flagellates · unaccepted (abandoned as taxonomic group)

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  1. Subkingdom Eozoa
  2. Phylum Hemimastigophora
  3. Subkingdom Sarcomastigota
  4. Phylum Choanoflagellata accepted as Choanozoa (synonym)
  5. Phylum Chrysomonada accepted as Heterokontophyta
  6. Phylum Dinomastigota accepted as Dinophyta accepted as Dinophyceae
  7. Phylum Dinophyta accepted as Dinophyceae
  8. Phylum Discomitochondria (disused)
  9. Phylum Flagellates accepted as Protozoa (abandoned as taxonomic group)
  10. Phylum Granuloreticulosa (disused)
  11. Phylum Haptomonada accepted as Haptophyta
  12. Phylum Labyrinthulata accepted as Bigyra
  13. Phylum Myxospora accepted as Myxozoa
  14. Phylum Phaeophycota accepted as Phaeophyceae (synonym)
  15. Phylum Phaeophyta accepted as Phaeophyceae
  16. Phylum Rhizopoda (disused)
  17. Phylum Sarcomastigophora (disused)
  18. Subkingdom Stramenopila accepted as Chromista
  19. Subkingdom Protozoa incertae sedis (temporary name)
  20. Phylum Apusomonada (uncertain > unassessed)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Nomenclature The word 'Protoctista' had been introduced by English naturalist John Hoggs in 1861 to designate "all the lower creatures,...  
Nomenclature The word 'Protoctista' had been introduced by English naturalist John Hoggs in 1861 to designate "all the lower creatures, or the primary organic beings; -both Protophyta, .. Having more the nature of plants, and Protozoa.. Having rather the nature of animals.
In addition, the protoctist kingdom solves the problem of blurred boundaries that arises if the unicellular organisms are assigned to the intrinsically mulitcellular kingdoms. [details]

Nomenclature With the segregation of a kingdom Chromista (see below) from the “Protista” or “Protoctista” (see Margulis &...  
Nomenclature With the segregation of a kingdom Chromista (see below) from the “Protista” or “Protoctista” (see Margulis & Schwartz 1998), Protozoa is the most appropriate name for the balance of organisms remaining (Cavalier-Smith 1998).  [details]
WoRMS (2024). Protozoa. Accessed at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=5 on 2024-07-18
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basis of record Margulis, L.; Schwartz, K.V. (1998). Five Kingdoms: an illustrated guide to the Phyla of life on earth. 3rd edition. Freeman: New York, NY (USA). ISBN 0-7167-3027-8. xx, 520 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
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Nomenclature The word 'Protoctista' had been introduced by English naturalist John Hoggs in 1861 to designate "all the lower creatures, or the primary organic beings; -both Protophyta, .. Having more the nature of plants, and Protozoa.. Having rather the nature of animals.
In addition, the protoctist kingdom solves the problem of blurred boundaries that arises if the unicellular organisms are assigned to the intrinsically mulitcellular kingdoms. [details]

Nomenclature With the segregation of a kingdom Chromista (see below) from the “Protista” or “Protoctista” (see Margulis & Schwartz 1998), Protozoa is the most appropriate name for the balance of organisms remaining (Cavalier-Smith 1998).  [details]
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English protozoans  [details]
German Protozoen  [details]

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