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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Protozoa
Subregnum: Sarcomastigota
Phylum: Amoebozoa
Subphylum: Lobosa
Classis: Tubulinea
Ordo: Arcellinida
Subordines: Arcellina - Difflugina - Phryganellina

Genera (incertae sedis): Geamphorella – Oopyxis – Pseudawerintzewia – Pseudonebela


Arcellinida Kent, 1880

Similar groups

  • Testacealobosa de Saedeleer, 1934
  • Testacealobosia de Saedeleer, 1934, emend.


  • Kosakyan, A., Gomaa, F., Lara, E., & Lahr, D. J. (2016). Current and future perspectives on the systematics, taxonomy and nomenclature of testate amoebae. European Journal of Protistology, 55, 105–117.
  • Nikolaev, S.I.; Mitchell, E.A.D.; Petrov, N.B.; Berney, C.; Fahrni, J.; Pawlowski, J. 2005: The testate lobose amoebae (order Arcellinida Kent, 1880) finally find their home within Amoebozoa. Protist, 156: 191–202. PDF PDF
  • Porter, S.M.; Meisterfeld, R.; Knoll, A.H. 2003: Vase-shaped microfossils from the Neoproterozoic Chuar Group, Grand Canyon: a classification guided by modern testate amoebae, Journal of paleontology, 77: 409–429.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: testate lobose amoebae
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de Saedeleer (1934)[edit]

de Saedeleer, H. (1934). Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Rhizopoden: Morphologische und systematische Untersuchungen und ein Klassifikationsversuch. Musée royal d'histoire naturelle de Belgique, 60: 1–112, [1], [2].

Klasse Rhizopoda von Siebold

Aescht & Foissner (1989)[edit]

Aescht, E. & W. Foissner (1989): Stamm Rhizopoda (U.-Kl. Testacealobosia, Testaceafilosia). – Catalogus Faunae Austriae. Ein systematisches Verzeichnis aller auf österreichischem Gebiet festgestellten Tierarten, Teil I a, 79 S., (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften) Wien, [3].


Cavalier-Smith (1993)[edit]

From Kingdom Protozoa and its 18 phyla

In Class Lobosea
Subclass Testacealobosia

David J. Patterson (1999)[edit]

From The Diversity of Eukaryotes

In Ramicristates

Meisterfeld in Lee et al. (2000[2002])[edit]

Meisterfeld, R., 2000[2002]. Order Arcellinida Kent, 1880. 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. 827-860, [4]. See Brands, S.J. (1989-2015), [5].

In “protozoa”, “amoeboid protists