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Order Euamoebida Lepşi 1960, emend. Smirnov et al. 2011

Naked amoebae with tubular, subcylindrical pseudopodia (or the entire cell is monopodial and subcylindrical); no alteration of the locomotive form; no adhesive uroidal structures; sorocarpic development in some species

Suborder Amoebina Cavalier-Smith, 2016

  1. Family Amoebidae (Ehrenberg, 1838) Page, 1987(Amoeba, Chaos, Polychaos, Parachaos, Trichamoeba, Deuteramoeba, Hydramoeba)
  2. Family Hartmannellidae Volkonsky, 1931 em. Smirnov et al., 2011(Cashia, Copromyxa, Copromyxella, Glaeseria, Hartmannella, Ptolemeba, Saccamoeba)

Suborder Nolandina Cavalier-Smith, 2016

  1. Family Nolandellidae Cavalier-Smith in Smirnov et al., 2011 (synonym Nolandellidae Lahr and Katz in Lahr et al., 2011) (Nolandella)

The diagrams below show the three morphotypes of locomotive forms of Amoebina:

Lobosea

Smirnov et al. (2011), A Revised Classification of Naked Lobose Amoebae   An excellent guide to the morphology and indentification of naked amoebae is: Smirnov, A. V., Brown, S. (2004): Guide to the study and identification of soil amoebae. Protistology 3:148–190.

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