Taxon DOI
Raj 1983
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Lee et al. 2005 emend. Hördt et al. 2020
(Ørskov 1928) Raj 1983 emend. Hördt et al. 2020
Zaichikova et al. 2010
Poroshina et al. 2014
Firsova et al. 2010
Chemodurova et al. 2020
Lang et al. 2008
Chemodurova et al. 2020
Xin et al. 2006
Suarez et al. 2017
Xin et al. 2004
Agafonova et al. 2017
Xin et al. 2006
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this genus within the root Universal Root.

  Woese et al. 1990
  (None 2015) Woese et al. 1990
  (sic) Garrity et al. 2021
  Garrity et al. 2006
  Douglas 1957 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Hördt et al. 2020
  Lee et al. 2005 emend. Hördt et al. 2020
  Raj 1983

The taxonomy from the rank of class and below is based upon currently published taxonomic opinion. For a complete taxonomy, refer to The Taxonomic Outline of Bacteria and Archaea, Release 7.7.
When referring to this Abstract, please use its Digital Object Identifier and cite NamesforLife.
Taxon Abstract for the genus Ancylobacter Raj 1983. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on September 9, 2020.


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