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Title: Discicristata  
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Subject: Excavate, Euglena, Excavata, Dientamoeba fragilis, Schizopyrenida
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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Excavata
(unranked): Discicristata

Discicristata is a proposed eukaryotic clade.

It consists of Euglenozoa plus Percolozoa.[1]

It was proposed that Discicristata plus Cercozoa yielded Cabozoa.[2] Another proposal is to group Discicristata with Jakobida into Discoba superphylum.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Cavalier-Smith T (November 2003). "The excavate protozoan phyla Metamonada Grassé emend. (Anaeromonadea, Parabasalia, Carpediemonas, Eopharyngia) and Loukozoa emend. (Jakobea, Malawimonas): their evolutionary affinities and new higher taxa". Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 53 (Pt 6): 1741–58.  
  2. ^ Cavalier-Smith T (1999). "Principles of protein and lipid targeting in secondary symbiogenesis: euglenoid, dinoflagellate, and sporozoan plastid origins and the eukaryote family tree". J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 46 (4): 347–66.  
  3. ^ Hampl V, Hug L, Leigh JW; et al. (March 2009). """Phylogenomic analyses support the monophyly of Excavata and resolve relationships among eukaryotic "supergroups. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 106 (10): 3859–64.  

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