Protosteliomycetes/Protosteliales (ICBN) or Protostelea/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 Protostelea,[4] Protostelia,[5] and Protostelida.[6] When not implying a specific level of classification, the term "protostelid" or "protosteloid amoeba" is sometimes used.[7]


It includes for example the following genera:

Protostelia has been described as paraphyletic to the protostelids.[8]


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  4. ^ Ruggiero, Michael A.; Gordon, Dennis P.; Orrell, Thomas M.; Bailly, Nicolas; Bourgoin, Thierry; Brusca, Richard C.; Cavalier-Smith, Thomas; Guiry, Michael D.; Kirk, Paul M. (2015-04-29). "A Higher Level Classification of All Living Organisms". PLOS ONE. 10 (4): e0119248. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0119248. ISSN 1932-6203. PMC 4418965Freely accessible. PMID 25923521. 
  5. ^ Dykstra M (February 1978). "Ultrastructure of the genus Schizoplasmodiopsis (Protostelia)". J. Protozool. 25 (1): 44–9. doi:10.1111/j.1550-7408.1978.tb03865.x. PMID 566326. 
  6. ^ Olive LS (1967). "The Protostelida--a new order of the Mycetozoa". Mycologia. 59 (1): 1–29. doi:10.2307/3756938. JSTOR 3756938. PMID 6068269. 
  7. ^ Baldauf SL, Doolittle WF (October 1997). "Origin and evolution of the slime molds (Mycetozoa)". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 94 (22): 12007–12. doi:10.1073/pnas.94.22.12007. PMC 23686Freely accessible. PMID 9342353. 
  8. ^ Spiegel FW (1991). "A proposed phylogeny of the flagellated protostelids". BioSystems. 25 (1-2): 113–20. doi:10.1016/0303-2647(91)90017-F. PMID 1854909. 

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