During the last quarter of the nineteenth century, a considerable number of investigators gained fame for their studies of the organisms usually placed in the order Amoebida, class Rhizopodea, subphylum Sarcodina, phylum Protozoa (Jahn, 1949), commonly referred to as the naked amoebas. Because these scientists were working in a relatively untouched field of investigation-which it still remains-their attempts to classify the organisms they saw and depicted resulted in considerable confusion as to which amoebas were really legitimate species, and which were simply varieties of established species. The inevitable "lumper" and "splitter" appeared amongst these men as they applied their taxonomic techniques, and the confusion was extended to the literature.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1951 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Bovee, Eugene Cleveland
"A Previously Unnamed Amoeba, Mayorella clavella, nov. sp.,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 58(1), 415-421.
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