(Lühe 1913) sensu Cavalier-Smith 1998
Amoebozoans evolved from their last common ancestor around 1.2 billion years ago. It appears that amoebozoans originally were sexual, ciliated and able to create a sporocarpic fruiting body. Through evolutionary patters most of todays amoebozoans have lost some of these abilities and have a less complex life cycle, most often asexual. Almost all taxa display amoeboid activity in all or in certain stages of their life cycle. Amoeboid locomotion with steady flow of the cytoplasm or occasional eruptions in some groups; alternatively, amoeboid locomotion involving the extension and retraction of pseudopodia and/or subpseudopodia with little coordinated movement of the cytoplasm. Cells naked, often with well-developed, differentiated glycocalyx or in several groups acovered with a tectum or a cuticle. Two groups are testate, enclosed in a flexible or hard extracellular envelope with one to several openings. Many taxa exhibit either sporocarpic or sorocarpic fruiting. Biciliated, uniciliated, or multiciliated stages in the life cycle of some taxa; some taxa exhibit reduction of the bikont kinetid to a unikont kinetid.
Amoebozoa is devided into 3 major linages, Tubulinea, Evosea, and Discosea.
Smirnov, Nassonova, Berney, Fahrni, Bolivar et Pawlowski 2005
Kang et al. 2017
(Cavalier-Smith et al. 2004) Smirnov et al. 2011