waccamawensis (Sawyer et al, 1998)
is presently the only member of the genus. The amoeba was isolated from
a roadside ditch near Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina US. Even though the
SSUrDNA gene from this amoeba is 98.7% identical to Tetramitus
rostratus, the author felt that Learamoeba deserved
inclusion in its own genus as it has distinctive features.
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Nearhoof, J.E.(1998). "Learamaeba waccamawensis, N.G., N.
Sp. (Heterolobosea: Vahlkampfiidae), a new temperature-tolerant
cyst-forming soil amoeba. J.Euk.Microbiol. 45(3):