As the name suggests this Phylum, belonging in the Domain Eucarya, includes the Amoeba, species of which no doubt exist somewhere in the Garden. The Phylum has not been assigned a specific Kingdom, although many of it’s members, usually unicellular species, once formed part of the now defunct Kingdom Protista.

Until modern systematics and taxonomists can figure out where the members of this Phylum belong they are considered to be within a unranked supergroup within the Eucarya.

Our only record so far is the wonderful Slime Mold known as Wolfs Milk, shown below. It has an unusual lie cycle and we will try and add a species account for this unusual Eucarya in the coming weeks.

Wolf’s Milk 10th May 2023