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Greek: sarx, sarcos = meat, mastix = flagellum, phorein = transporting.
Phylum of Protozoa.
The Sarcomastigophora unite the former taxa Flagellata and Rhizopoda, since it has been shown that numerous species may form pseudopods as well as flagella, depending on external influences. The phylum is subdivided as follows:
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