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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Protozoa
Subregnum: Sarcomastigota
Phylum: Amoebozoa
Subphylum: Conosa
Infraphylum: Mycetozoa
Classis: Stelamoebea
Ordo: Dictyosteliida
Familiae: Acytosteliidae - Dictyosteliidae


Dictyosteliida Lister 1909, emend. Olive, 1970

Similar groups

  • Dictyostelia Lister 1909, emend. Olive 1970
  • Dictyosteliomycota Edwards, 1976 [?]
  • Dictyosteliomycetes Scagel, 1982 [?]
  • Dictyostelea Cavalier-Smith, 1993 [?]
  • Dictyostelida Cavender, 1990 [?]
  • Dictyostela Hausmann & Hülsmann, 1996

Alternative classifications[edit]

Cavender in Margulis et al. (1990)[edit]

Cavender, J.C., 1990. 7. Phylum Dictyostelida. In: Margulis, L., J.O. Corliss, M. Melkonian, D.J. Chapman (ed.). Handbook of Protoctista. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Boston, p. 88-101. See Brands, S.J. (1989-2015), [1].

Kingdom Protoctista

Cavalier-Smith (1993)[edit]

From Kingdom Protozoa and its 18 phyla

In Phylum Mycetozoa
Subphylum Dictyostelia Lister, 1909 stat. nov.
Class Dictyostelea Lister, 1909 stat. nov.

Cavalier-Smith (1998)[edit]

From A revised six-kingdom system of life

In Phylum Amoebozoa, Subphylum Conosa, Infraphylum Mycetozoa
Superclass Dictyostelia Lister, 1909 stat. nov.

David J. Patterson (1999)[edit]

From The Diversity of Eukaryotes

In Ramicristates, Centramoebae

Adl et al. (2012)[edit]

Adl, S.M. et al. (2012). The revised classification of eukaryotes. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 59 (5): 429–514, [2].



  • Baldauf, S.L., Strassmann, J.E. (2017). Dictyostelia. In: Archibald, J.M., Simpson, A.G.B., Slamovits, C. (Eds.). Handbook of the Protists. Springer, pp. 1-45. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-32669-6_14-1
  • Cavalier-Smith, T.; Ema E.-Y. Chao; Brian Oates. Molecular phylogeny of Amoebozoa and the evolutionary significance of the unikont Phalansterium, Europ. J. Protistol. 40, 21-48 (2004).