rhizopod


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rhizopod

any protozoan of the subclass Rhizopoda or Sarcodina including the amoeboid protozoans that feed by means of pseudopodia and lack cilia or flagella.
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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.
(2003) and others, suggest that in the rainy season rhizopods are washed out of the marginal vegetation and dragged to the plankton, so that the species richness recorded in the plankton reflects the fauna of the entire environment reasonably well.
Thecamoebians (Testaceous Rhizopods) from a tropical lake: La Fe reservoir, Antioquia, Colombia.