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The Ocelloid

The Ocelloid

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Testate amoeba in a sea of bacteria

Here is a filose(="thin-footed) amoeba from nearby decaying leaf litter. Most likely a species of Lecythium , but these amoebae are so poorly studied it's hard to establish what's what (nor has there been hardly any molecular work done to figure out where they fit, but probably somewhere in Cercozoa (in supergroup Rhizaria), near filose scale-plated Euglyphids and other squishy-stringy (and squishy-flagellated) critters...

January 9, 2013 — Psi Wavefunction

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