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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtozoa 
AphiaID: 5

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtozoa
Authority Owen, 1858
Status accepted
Rank Kingdom
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiota
Source  basis of record Margulis, L.; Schwartz, K.V. (1998). Five Kingdoms: an illustrated guide to the Phyla of life on earth. 3rd edition. Freeman: New York, NY (USA). ISBN 0-7167-3027-8. xx, 520 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]

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taxa (20)

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 Subkingdom Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEozoa
Phylum Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPicozoa
Subkingdom Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorProtozoa incertae sedis
Subkingdom Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarcomastigota

Subkingdom Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiciliata (unaccepted, disused)
Phylum Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChrysomonada accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeterokontophyta accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOchrophyta
Phylum Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDinomastigota accepted as Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDinophyta accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDinophyceae
Phylum Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDinophyta accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDinophyceae
Phylum Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiscomitochondria (unaccepted, disused)
Phylum Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFlagellates accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiscomitochondria
Phylum Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGranuloreticulosa (unaccepted, disused)
Phylum Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHaplosporidia (unaccepted, disused)
Phylum Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHaptomonada accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaptophyta
Phylum Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLabyrinthulata accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBigyra
Phylum Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMyxospora accepted as Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMyxozoa
Phylum Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhaeophycota accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhaeophyceae
Phylum Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhaeophyta accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhaeophyceae
Phylum Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhizopoda (unaccepted, disused)
Phylum Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarcomastigophora (unaccepted, disused)
Subkingdom Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorStramenopila accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChromista
Environment marine
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature The word 'Protoctista' had been introduced by English naturalist John Hoggs in 1861 to designate "all the lower creatures, or the primary organic beings; -both Protophyta, .. Having more the nature of plants, and Protozoa.. Having rather the nature of animals.
In addition, the protoctist kingdom solves the problem of blurred boundaries that arises if the unicellular organisms are assigned to the intrinsically mulitcellular kingdoms. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature With the segregation of a kingdom Chromista (see below) from the “Protista” or “Protoctista” (see Margulis & Schwartz 1998), Protozoa is the most appropriate name for the balance of organisms remaining (Cavalier-Smith 1998).  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:5
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  db_admin
2011-07-29 07:04:15Z  changed  Guiry, Michael D.
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Protozoa. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=5 on 2014-08-27
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