Order Ministeriida Cavalier-Smith, 1997
Similar Holomycota, Mesomycetozoea, Fonticula, Capsaspora, Nucleariida
Filasterea is a proposed basal Filozoan clade that includes Ministeria and Capsaspora. It is a sister clade to the Apoikozoa in which the Choanoflagellatea and Animals appeared.
From Latin filum meaning "thread" and Greek aster meaning "star". Owing to the thread like protoplasmic radiating processes from the organisms of the taxon.