Class Discosea Cavalier-Smith, 2004 em. Smirnov et al., 2011

Diagnosis: Flattened naked amoebae, never producing tubular, subcylindrical pseudopodia and never altering the locomotive form. Cytoplasmic flow polyaxial or without a pronounced axis. No flagellate stage in the life cycle; subpseudopodia, if present, short, never both pointed and branched.

  1. Order Glycostylida Cavalier-Smith in Cavalier-Smith et al., 2004 em.
    1. Suborder Vannellina Smirnov et al. (2005)
      1. Family Vannellidae Bovee, 1979
        Vannella
        Clydonella
        Lingulamoeba
        Ripella
        Paravannella
        Pessonella
    2. Suborder Dactylopodina Smirnov et al. (2005)
      1. Family Paramoebidae Poche, 1913 em. Kudryavtsev et al., 2011, 2015
        Paramoeba
        Cunea
        Pseudoparamoeba
        Janickina
        Korotnevella
      2. Family Vexilliferidae Page, 1987
        Vexillifera
    3. Suborder Stygamoebina Smirnov and Cavalier-Smith in Smirnov et al., 2011
      1. Family Stygamoebidae Smirnov and Cavalier-Smith in Smirnov et al., 2011
        Stygamoeba
        Vermistella
  2. Order Dermamoebida Cavalier-Smith in Cavalier-Smith et al., 2004 em. Smirnov et al., 2011
    1. Family Dermamoebidae Cavalier-Smith and Smirnov in Smirnov et al., 2011
      Dermamoeba
      Paradermamoeba
    2. Family Mayorellidae Schaeffer, 1926
      Mayorella
  3. Order Thecamoebida Smirnov and Cavalier-Smith in Smirnov et al., 2011
    1. Family Thecamoebidae Schaeffer, 1926, em. Smirnov et al., 2011
      Thecamoeba
      Pseudothecamoeba
      Thecochaos
    2. Family Stenamoebidae Cavalier-Smith, 2016
      Sappinia
      Stenamoeba
  4. Order Centramoebida Rogerson and Patterson, 2002
    1. Family Acanthamoebidae Sawyer and Griffin, 1975
      Acanthamoeba
      Protacanthamoeba

      Luapeleamoeba
      Dracoamoeba

      Vacuolamoeba
    2. Family Balamuthiidae Cavalier-Smith in Cavalier-Smith et al., 2004
      Balamuthia
  5. Order Himatismenida Page, 1987
    1. Suborder Tectiferina Cavalier-Smith and Smirnov in Smirnov et al., 2011
      1. Family Cochliopodiidae De Saedeleer, 1934
        Cochliopodium
        Coenopodium
        Ovalopodium
    2. Suborder Pellitina Smirnov and Cavalier-Smith in Smirnov et al., 2011, Cavalier-Smith, 2016 Diagnosis as for Pellitida em. in Kudryavtsev et al., 2014, p. 226
      1. Family Pellitidae Smirnov and Kudryavtsev, 2005
        Pellita
      2. Family Goceviidae Cavalier-Smith and Smirnov in Smirnov et al., 2011 em. Kudryavtsev et al., 2014
        Gocevia
        Paragocevia
        Endostelium
    3. Suborder Parvamoebina Cavalier-Smith and Smirnov in Smirnov et al., 2011
      1. Family Parvamoebidae Cavalier-Smith and Smirnov in Smirnov et al., 2011
        Parvamoeba 

The diagrams below show morphotypes of locomotive forms of Discosea:

Smirnov et al. (2011), A Revised Classification of Naked Lobose Amoebae

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