Name: Myxomycetes G. Winter
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First person to use this name on MO: Danny Newman
Editors: Erlon, Patrick R. Leacock, Joseph D. Cohen

Nomenclature:

Rank: Class

Status: Accepted

Name: Myxomycetes

Author: G. Winter

Citation: Rabenh. Krypt.-Fl., Edn 2 (Leipzig) 1(1.1): 32 (1880)

Deprecated Synonyms: Mycetozoa Bary ex Rostaf., Slime, Eumycetozoa L.S. Olive

Classification:
Notes on Taxonomy: [Edit]

Per the 2015 Annual Checklist of the Catalog of Life, Myxomycetes are a class of Mycetozoa, which is a phylum of kingdom Protozoa. See http://www.catalogueoflife.org/col/browse/tree/id/22040749.

Per the North American Integrated Taxonomic Information System, Myxomycetes as a class of Myxomycota a phylum of kingdom Fungi. See http://www.itis.gov/...

It appears that the Catalog of Life division is more current.

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Name Pages are useless
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2018-05-13 16:58:10 EDT (-0400)

Who cares what the name of the Class is when the MO observation cannot be identified any closer. MO should aim for MO observations that would be reliably identified, supported by herbarium specimens, and well documented by MO images. Only then you can decide on “the best name” for such a Mushroom Observer observation. Slime molds (and any other organisms in that matter) do not care how they are called.

Info
By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2018-05-13 13:53:20 EDT (-0400)

“In the class Myxomycetes 3 subclasses, 6 orders, 15 families, and 64 genera
have been recognized and, according to Lado (2005–16), a total of 980 accepted
species. Leontyev (2015) proposes a total of 8 orders and 14 families.” (Lado & Eliasson, 2017)

References

Lado, C., & Eliasson, U. (2017). Taxonomy and systematics: current knowledge and approaches on the taxonomic treatment of myxomycetes. In Myxomycetes (pp. 205-251). https://www.sciencedirect.com/...

An online nomenclatural information system of Eumycezotozoa (Myxomycetes, Dictyostelids and Protostelids). (2018). Eumycetozoa.com. Retrieved 13 May 2018, from http://eumycetozoa.com/data/index.php

Approved
By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2018-05-13 13:47:35 EDT (-0400)

Lado, C., & Eliasson, U. (2017). Taxonomy and systematics: current knowledge and approaches on the taxonomic treatment of myxomycetes. In Myxomycetes (pp. 205-251).

Could not change classification
By: Joseph D. Cohen (Joe Cohen)
2015-04-21 12:35:18 EDT (-0400)

I tried to re-classify Myxomycetes as a class of phylum Mycetozoa but got an error message from MO (“Wrong rank for Mycetozoa; expected phylum, but got genus.”) I wil report the error.

Approved
By: Joseph D. Cohen (Joe Cohen)
2015-04-21 11:58:13 EDT (-0400)

MO originally listed Myxomycetes as a genus, so it was deprecated. The division has been corrected, so I have undeprecated it.

Created: 2009-11-25 21:03:45 EST (-0500) by Danny Newman (myxomop)
Last modified: 2018-05-13 16:58:11 EDT (-0400) by Erlon (Herbert Baker)
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