Fungal Taxonomy

Great advances have been made in developing a natural classification for fungi in the last 10 years through projects such as the National Science Foundation's Assembling the Fungal Tree of Life. Presented here is a general taxonomic outline for the Fungi and fungal-like organisms.

Kingdom Fungi

Phylum Chytridiomycota
Phylum Blastocladiomycota
Zygomycetous fungi (Phyla unresolved)

  • Subphylum Entomophthoromycotina
  • Subphylum Kickxellomycotina
  • Subphylum Mortierellomycotina
  • Subphylum Mucoromycotina
  • Subphylum Zoopagomycotina

Phylum Glomeromycota
Phylum Ascomycota

  • Subphylum Taphrinomycotina
  • Subphylum Saccharomycotina
  • Subphylum Pezizomycotina

Phylum Basidiomycota

  • Subphylum Pucciniomycotina
  • Subphylum Ustilaginomycotina
  • Subphylum Agaricomycotina

Other Fungal-like Organisms

Kingdom Amoebozoa

  • Phylum Myxomycota

Kingdom Rhizaria

  • Phylum Phytomyxea

Kingdom Stramenopila

  • Phylum Oomycota
  • Phylum Hyphochytriomycota
  • Phylum Labyrinthulomycota