Taxon DOI
Willems et al. 1991
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Willems et al. 1991
(Molisch 1907) Willems et al. 1991
Sheu et al. 2020
Ramana 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 emend. Boden et al. 2017
  Garrity et al. 2006
  Willems et al. 1991
  Willems et al. 1991

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 Rubrivivax Willems et al. 1991. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on March 9, 2020.


  1. Ramana CV, Sasikala C, Arunasri K, Anil Kumar P, Srinivas TNR, Shivaji S, Gupta P, Süling J, Imhoff JF. Rubrivivax benzoatilyticus sp. nov., an aromatic, hydrocarbon-degrading purple betaproteobacterium. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:2157-2164. [PubMed].
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  4. Willems A, Gillis M, DeLey J. Transfer of Rhodocyclus gelatinosus to Rubrivivax gelatinosus gen. nov., comb. nov., and phylogenetic relationships with Leptothrix, Sphaerotilus natans, Pseudomonas saccharophila, and Alcaligenes latus. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1991; 41:65-73.