Cercomonas Dujardin, 1841
Lectotype species: Cercomonas longicauda Dujardin
Original publication:Dujardin, F. (1841). Histoire naturelle des Zoophytes, Infusoires, comprenant la physiologie et la clasification de ces animaux et la manière de les étudier à l'aide du microscope. pp. i-xii, 1-684. Paris: Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret.
Type designated in Fromentel, É. de (1874). Études sur les microzoaires, ou infusoires proprement dits: comprenant de nouvelles recherches sur leur organisation, leur classification et la description des espèces nouvelles ou peu connues / par E. de Fromentel ; planches et notes descriptives des espèces par J. Jobard-Muteau. pp. i-vii, 1-364. Paris: G. Masson, Éditeur.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Bass, D., Howe, A.T., Mylnikov, A.P., Vickerman, K., Chao, E.E., Edwards Smallbone, J., Snell, J., Cabral, C. & Cavalier-Smith, T. (2019). Phylogeny and classification of Cercomonadida (Protozoa, Cercozoa): Cercomonas, Eocercomonas, Paracercomonas, and Cavernomonas gen. nov. Protist 160(4): 483-521.
"Genus Cercomonas Dujardin 1841 emend. Karpov et al. 2006" (Bass et al. 2019). - (8 Jul 2020) - M.D. Guiry
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Created: 01 January 2004 by M.D. Guiry
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