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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Chromista
Phylum: Cryptista
Subphyla: Cryptomonada - Leucocrypta


Cryptista Cavalier-Smith, 1989

Synonym: Cryptophyta Silva, 1962, Cavalier-Smith, 1986

Similar group: Cryptophyceae Pascher, 1914

Alternative classifications[edit]

Cavalier-Smith (1989)[edit]

Cavalier-Smith. T. (1989). The Kingdom Chromista. In: J.C. Green et al. (eds). The Chromophyte Algae: Problems and Perspectives, pp. 381-407, [1].


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  • Thomas Cavalier-Smith, Protist phylogeny and the high-level classification of Protozoa, Europ. J. Protistol. 39, 338-348 (2003).