rhizopod


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rhizopod

[′rī·zə‚päd]
(invertebrate zoology)
An anastomosing rootlike pseudopodium.
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Taxon Location Heterotrophic Flagellate * Cyathobodo crucifera AL-22; MS-23 Ciliate Lepidotrachelophyllum LA-8 fornicus Rhizopod Amoeba Cochilopodium LA-30 bilimbosum Cristidiscoid Heliozoa Pinaciophora LA-2, 15 fluviatilis Raphidiophrys capitata LA-2; MS-27 * Raphidiophrys MS-27 intermedia * Polyplacocystis LA-22; TX-1 marginata Centrohelid Heliozoa * Acanthocystis LA-17 durrschmidtidae * Acanthocystis MS-11 pectinata * Acanthocystis MS-27 polymorpha * Choanocystis aculeata LA-4 * Choanocystis rotundata LA-40 ssp.
All other Protozoa, such as rhizopods, sporozoans, and ciliates, are derived from them, as are all eukaryotic algae (by the symbiogenetic origin of chloroplasts, or their lateral transfer by secondary symbiogeneses, as in the origin of chromists and chlorarachnean algae) and the four higher eukaryotic kingdoms.