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Order THAUMATOMONADIDA Shirkina, 1987

Heterotrophic, cells usually gliding that may swim also; body flattened and with two heterodynamic cilia inserting subapically and/or ventrally; some unikont; with extrusomes; filopodia produced subapically or from ventral groove; cysts; multinucleate and multiciliate stages known.

SEM image of a thaumatomonad – courtesy of © eye of science (www.eyeofscience.com)

 

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