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Protozoa

Taxonomy
Protozoa was named by Goldfuss (1818) [also said to be 1817 or 1820]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Eukaryota by Blackwell (2004); to Protista by Cervato (2005); and to Eukaryota by Ruggiero et al. (2015).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1818Protozoa Goldfuss
2004Protozoa Blackwell p. 274
2005Protozoa Cervato
2015Protozoa Ruggiero et al. p. 15

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RankNameAuthor
Life
Eukaryota()
RankNameAuthor
subkingdomProtozoaGoldfuss 1818
subkingdomProtozoaGoldfuss 1818

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available