Taxon DOI
Vandamme et al. 1998
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
De Ley et al. 1986
Vandamme et al. 1998
Prakash et al. 2014
Zhou et al. 2021
Vela et al. 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
  De Ley et al. 1986
  Vandamme et al. 1998

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 Pelistega Vandamme et al. 1998. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on April 8, 2021.


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