New supergroup discovered: microscopic nibblers!

From the University of British Columbia, a story of a new branch in the Life tree.


This is down in that area where the term “Kingdom” doesn’t mean anything. This Wikipedia article on them has a cladogram, and it appears that what we think of as “Kingdom Plantae” is approximately the unranked branch Archaeplastida, and likewise “Kingdom Fungi” and “Kingdom Animalia” are each parts of the branch Obazoa, which has other groups in it as well.

What if iNaturalist insisted on this level of taxomomy?

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