Cercomonas species have recently been the subject of an intensive study to work out their classification and evolutionary relationships:

  • Bass, D. Howe, A.T. Mylnikov, A.P. Vickerman, K. Chao, E.E.Y. Edwards, Smallbone, J. Snell, J. Cabral Jr, C. Cavalier-Smith, T. (2009) Phylogeny and classification of Cercomonadida: Cercomonas, Eocercomonas, Paracercomonas, and Cavernomonas gen. n. Protist 160: 483-521