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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Chromista
Subregnum: Harosa
Infraregnum: Rhizaria
Phylum: Cercozoa
Class: Dimorphiellatea
Ordo: Dimorphiellida
Familia: Dimorphiellidae
Species: A. mirabilis – A. polymorpha


Acinetactis A.Stokes, Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 23: 567. 23 Dec 1886.

Type species: Acinetactis mirabilis A.Stokes


  • Dimorphiella Valkanov, Izv. Bulg. Bot. Druz. 1: 106. 1926, nec Dimorphiella Grinbergs, 1968 (Insecta)
  • Type species: Dimorphiella elegans Valkanov


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Alternative classifications[edit]

Hall (1953)[edit]

Hall, R. P. 1953. Protozoology. Prentice Hall, New York, [1].

Phylum Protozoa

Davidson (1982)[edit]

Davidson, L. (1982). Ultrastructure, behavior, and algal flagellate affinities of the helioflagellate Ciliophrys marina, and the classificaion of the helioflagellates (Protista, Actinopoda, Heliozoa). J. Protozool., 29, 19-29.


Patterson (1993)[edit]

Patterson, D. J. 1993. The current status of the free-living heterotrophic flagellates. J. Euk. Microbiol. 40: 606–609.

"free-living heterotrophic flagellates"

  • group B (taxa missing an ultrastructural identity)

Patterson, Vørs, Simpson, & O'Kelly, in Lee et al. (2000)[edit]

Patterson, D.J., Vørs, N., Simpson, A.G.B. & O'Kelly, C., 2000. Residual Free-living and Predatory Heterotrophic Flagellates. In: Lee, J.J., Leedale, G.F. & Bradbury, P. An Illustrated Guide to the Protozoa. Society of Protozoologists/Allen Press: Lawrence, Kansas, U.S.A, 2nd ed., vol. 2, p. 1302-1328, [2]. See Brands, S.J. (1989-2015), [3].

Bass et al. (2009)[edit]

Bass D, Chao EE, Nikolaev S, Yabuki A, Ishida K, Berney C, Pakzad U, Wylezich C & Cavalier-Smith T (2009). Phylogeny of novel naked filose and reticulose Cercozoa: Granofilosea cl. n. and Proteomyxidea revised. Protist 160: 75–109.

Cavalier-Smith & Oates (2012)[edit]

Cavalier-Smith, T., & Oates, B. (2012). Ultrastructure of Allapsa vibrans and the body plan of Glissomonadida (Cercozoa). Protist, 163(2), 165-187.

Phylum Cercozoa Cavalier-Smith, 1998;