Taxonomy is the branch of biology that classifies species based on their
characteristics. The system of classification is based on binomial nomenclature.
Species are classified into Kingdoms, Phylum, Classes, Families, Orders, Genus,
and Species. Their is a great amount of debate about among taxonomists
surrounding the classification of amoeba. The diversity of the amoeba
makes it a difficult species to classify. Their is great variety in their size,
the degree of activity varies; their dimensions, form, and deployment of
psuedopodia; their surface (ectoplasm); their color, where applicable;
cytoplasmic structure, such as vesicles, crystals, and granules.
The image below shows a picture of amoeba proteus crwling about in a droplet of water.