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Entamoeba histolytica 01.jpg
Entamoeba histolytica cyst
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Protozoa
Phylum: Amoebozoa
Subphylum: Conosa
Cavalier-Smith, 1998

The Conosa is one of three subphyla in the Amoebozoa. It is subdivided into two infraphyla – the Mycetozoa and the Archamoebae.[1][2]

Conosa includes the species Dictyostelium discoideum and Entamoeba histolytica, among others.[3]

About 2000 species are known, and probably there are many more. Because these cells have few visible characteristics, they do look rather alike: "they exhibit few morphological traits that can be used as taxonomic characters".[2] As their molecular biology becomes known, many species may get split.

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