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Here is a short list (in taxonomic form) of some of the easier living things you can find under the microscope. We use the latest ITIS taxonomy.

  1. Kingdom: Plantae
    1. Subkingdom: Viridiplantae
      1. Infrakingdom: Streptophyta
        1. Superdivision: Charophyta
          1. Division: Charophyta
            1. Class: Conjugatophyceae
              1. Order: Desmidiales
                1. Family: Closteriaceae
                  1. Genus: Closterium
  2. Kingdom: Protista
    1. Subkingdom: Protozoa
      1. Phylum: Sarcomastigophora
        1. Subphylum: Mastigophora (flagellates)
          1. Class: Phytomastigophora
            1. Order: Euglinida
            2. Order: Volvocida
        2. Subphylum: Sarcodina (pseudopodal)
          1. Superclass: Rhizopoda
            1. Class: Lobosea
              1. Subclass: Gymnamoeba
                1. Order: Amoebida
      2. Phylum: Ciliophora (cilliates)
        1. Class: Ciliatea​
          1. Subclass: Rhabdophorina
            1. Order: Hymenostomatida
              1. Suborder: Peniculina
                1. Family: Parameciidae
                  1. Genus: Paramecium
          2. Subclass: Spirotricha
            1. Order: Hypotrichida
              1. Family: Oxytrichidae
                1. Genus: Stylonichia
          3. Peritricha
            1. Order: Peritrichida
              1. Suborder: Sessilida
                1. Family: Vorticellidae
                  1. Genus: Vorticella
  3. Kingdom: Chromista
    1. Subkingdom: Chromista
      1. Division: Pyrrophycophyta
        1. Class: Dinophyceae
          1. Order: Gonyaulacales
            1. Family: Ceratiaceae
              1. Genus: Ceratium
  4. Kingdom: Animalia
    1. Subkingdom: Bilateria
      1. Infrakingdom: Protostomia
        1. Superphylum: Ecdysozoa
          1. Phylum: Tardigrada
          2. Phylum: Nematoda
        2. Superphylum: Platyzoa
          1. Phylum: Rotifera
          2. Phylum: Platyhelminthes
            1. Subphylum: Rhabditophora
              1. Class: Trepaxonemata
                1. Order: Neophora
                  1. Family: Planariidae
                    1. Genus: Planaria