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Excavata  Thomas Cavalier-Smith in 2002

Excavata are unicellular organisms, containing a variety of free-living and symbiotic forms, and also including some important parasites of humans. They are classified based on their flagellar structures, and they are considered to be the oldest members of flagellated organisms.

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