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Common name for members of the genus Cercomonas.
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The order Dimorphida Siemensma, 1991 (Cercomonadea classis n.): Diversity and relatedness with cercomonads. Acta Protozoologica 39:99-115.
Phagotrophic lineages such as the ciliates, cercomonads, and vahlkampfiid amoebae, as well as heterotrophic fungi and possibly myxotrophic lineages--as known to occur in members of the stramenopiles such as Ochromonas (Porter et al., 1985)--also populate the Rio Tinto.