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Scientific classification
Phylum: Amoebozoa
Lühe, 1913 emend. Cavalier-Smith, 1998
Subphylum: Lobosa
Class: Tubulinea
Smirnov et al., 2005 emend. Cavalier-Smith, 2011
Order: Euamoebida
Lepşi, 1960 emend. Cavalier-Smith, 2011
Family: Hartmannellidae
Volkonsky, 1931 emend. Cavalier-Smith, 2011
Genus: Copromyxa
(Fayod) Zopf, 1885

Fayod, 1883

Copromyxa is a genus of Amoebozoa.

Copromyxa is an amoeboid protist in the eukaryotic supergroup Amoebozoa. It currently includes 2 species, the sorocarpic (aggregatively fruiting) amoeba Copromyxa protea and the non-sorocarpic amoeba Copromyxa (=Hartmannella) cantabrigiensis. There is also a species Copromyxa arborescens, which is a synonym of C. protea.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Species: Copromyxa arborescens M. Nesom & L. S. Olive". The Eumycetozoan Project Database. University of Arkansas. Retrieved June 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ Brown, Matthew W; Silberman, Jeffrey D.; Spiegel, Frederick W. (2011). "“Slime Molds” among the Tubulinea (Amoebozoa): Molecular Systematics and Taxonomy of Copromyxa". Protist 162: 277–287. doi:10.1016/j.protis.2010.09.003. PMID 21112814.