Number of species that have been described as of 2015

Range >100,000 species
Organism Protists
Reference Soyer-Gobillard MO, Dolan MF. Chromosomes of Protists: The crucible of evolution. Int Microbiol. 2015 Dec18(4):209-16. doi: 10.2436/20.1501.01.252 p.210 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID27611673
Comments P.210 right column 2nd paragraph: "More than 100,000 species of protists have been described and many thousands more await discovery. The number, in each phylum, might be even higher in extinct groups."
Entered by Uri M
ID 114593