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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Amoebozoa
Infraphylum: Mycetozoa
Class: Protostelia
Order: Protosteliida
Shadwick & Spiegel in Adl et al. 2012
Families and genera

Protosteliomycetes/Protosteliales (ICBN) or Protostelia/Protosteliida[1] (ICZN) is a grouping of slime molds from the phylum Mycetozoa.[2][3] The name can vary depending upon the taxon used. Other names include Protostelia,[4] and Protostelida.[5] When not implying a specific level of classification, the term "protostelid" or "protosteloid amoeba" is sometimes used.[6]


It includes for example the following genera:

Protostelia has been described as paraphyletic to the protostelids.[7]


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