Taxon DOI
Makkar and Casida 1987 emend. Vandamme and Coenye 2004
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Garrity et al. 2006
Makkar and Casida 1987
Arroyo-Herrera et al. 2020
Estrada-de los Santos et al. 2012
(Steinle et al. 1999) Vandamme and Coenye 2004
(Goris et al. 2001) Vandamme and Coenye 2004
Kweon et al. 2021
(Coenye et al. 1999) Vandamme and Coenye 2004
Feng et al. 2019
Sato et al. 2006
(Goris et al. 2001) Vandamme and Coenye 2004
Sun et al. 2016
(Kageyama et al. 2005) Martínez-Aguilar et al. 2013
(Sahin et al. 2000) Vandamme and Coenye 2004
Cuadrado et al. 2010
(Vandamme et al. 1999) Vandamme and Coenye 2004
Sato et al. 2006
Estrada-de los Santos et al. 2015
(Coenye et al. 2003) Vandamme and Coenye 2004
(Chen et al. 2001) Vandamme and Coenye 2004
(sic) Singh et al. 2015
None 2015
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 emend. Boden et al. 2017
  Garrity et al. 2006
  Garrity et al. 2006
  Makkar and Casida 1987 emend. Vandamme and Coenye 2004

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 Cupriavidus Makkar and Casida 1987 emend. Vandamme and Coenye 2004. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on May 5, 2021.


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  14. No reference is available 2015