Genus Pellita Smirnov and Kudryavtsev, 2005

Diagnosis: Cell coat envelops the entire cell and is integrated with the cell membrane. For locomotion and phagocytosis amoebae produce short subpseudopodia protruding through the cell coat and covered at the distal end solely by the cell membrane. Flattened amoebae, from rounded to spatulate. Locomotive cell moves as a whole, without distinct pseudopodia. The cell coat consists of a fuzzy fibrous basal layer, covered with a layer of glycostyles. Each glycostyle is formed of five fine columns that widen distally to tubular tips, where they link in a pentagonal array.
Type species: Pellita catalonica

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