Taxon DOI
Blümel et al. 2001
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Willems et al. 1991
Blümel et al. 2001
Kim et al. 2010
Li et al. 2014
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
  Willems et al. 1991
  Blümel et al. 2001

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 Xenophilus Blümel et al. 2001. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on June 10, 2014.


  1. Li Q-F, Sun L-N, Kwon S-W, Chen Q, He J, Li S-P, Zhang J. Xenophilus arseniciresistens sp. nov., an arsenite-resistant bacterium isolated from soil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:1926-1931. [PubMed].
  2. Kim S-J, Kim Y-S, Weon H-Y, Anandham R, Noh H-J, Kwon S-W. Xenophilus aerolatus sp. nov., isolated from air. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2010; 60:327-330. [PubMed].
  3. Blümel S, Busse HJ, Stolz A, Kämpfer P. Xenophilus azovorans gen. nov., sp. nov., a soil bacterium that is able to degrade azo dyes of the Orange II type. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:1831-1837. [PubMed].