Reclinomonas is a genus of small bacterivorous zooflagellates. The single species, R. americana Flavin & Nerad, 1993, is known from freshwater and soil habitats in the United States of America and New Zealand.
Reclinomonas belongs to an informal protozoan group, the "jakobids", that has many similarities with the amitochondrial retortamonads. The jakobids may provide important information on the origin and early evolution of mitochondria in eukaryotic cells.
Postulated global eukaryote phylogeny based on presence or (ancestral) absence of mitochondria, and shape of mitochondrial cristae. Reclinomonas belongs to the tubular clade.
Postulated phylogenetic position of Reclinomonas, inferred from molecular and morphological data. Branch lengths are arbitrary and do not reflect phylogenetic distance. "Others" refers to additional, usually poorly known groups in the clade. See also the Taxonomy and nomenclature page.
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