Opalinata

Opalinata

[o¦pal·ə¦näd·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A superclass of the subphylum Sarcomastigophora containing highly specialized forms which resemble ciliates.
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The latter taxon has been discontinued, because the Opalinata were transferred to the Heterokonta within the kingdom Chromista, and the sarcomonad flagellates (6) and numerous others (e.g., Spongomonas) were removed to the Cercozoa.