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Protoopalina pingi


Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Chromista
Subregnum: Harosa
Infraregnum: Heterokonta
Phylum: Bigyra
Subphylum: Opalozoa
Superclassis: Opalinata
Classes: BlastocysteaOpalineaProteromonadea


Opalinata Wenyon, 1926

Synonyms or similar groups:

  • Opalinidae Claus, 1874
  • Opalinea Poche, 1913, Cavalier-Smith, 1993
  • Protociliata Metcalf, 1918
  • Paraflagellida Corliss, 1955
  • Paraflagellata Corliss, 1962
  • Opalinida Honigberg et al., 1964
  • Slopalinida Patterson, 1985


Alternative classifications[edit]

Honigberg et al. (1964)[edit]

In Phylum Protozoa
Subphylum Opalinata
Order Opalinida

John O. Corliss (1984)[edit]

From The kingdom Protista and its 45 phyla

In Kingdom Protista
Assemblage "Paraflagellates"
Phylum Opalinata Wenyon, 1926
Synonym Protociliata

Corliss in Margulis et al. (1990)[edit]

Corliss, J.O., 1990. 14g. Phylum Zoomastigina, Class Opalinata. In: Margulis, L., J.O. Corliss, M. Melkonian, D.J. Chapman (ed.). Handbook of Protoctista. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Boston, p. 239-245. See Brands, S.J. (1989-2015), [1].

Kingdom Protoctista

  • Section III: Phyla with flagellated stages, but without complex sexual cycles

Cavalier-Smith (1993)[edit]

From Kingdom Protozoa and its 18 phyla

In Phylum Opalozoa
Subphylum Opalinata Wenyon, 1926 stat. nov. emend. Cavalier-Smith, 1993
Class Opalinea Wenyon, 1926 stat. nov. emend. Cavalier-Smith, 1993

Cavalier-Smith (1998)[edit]

From A revised six-kingdom system of life

In Phylum Bigyra
Subphylum Opalinata Wenyon 1926 stat. nov. em. Cavalier-Smith 1993, 1997

Adl et al. (2012)[edit]

Adl, S.M. et al. (2012). The revised classification of eukaryotes. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 59 (5): 429–514, (PDF)