Taxon DOI
(Stanier 1973) Gibbons and Murray 1978
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
(Gibbons and Murray 1978) Murray 1988
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this order within the root Universal Root.

  Woese et al. 1990
  (None 2015) Woese et al. 1990
  Woese et al. 1985 emend. McNeill et al. 2006 non Cyanobacteria Woese et al. 2006
  (Gibbons and Murray 1978) Murray 1988
  (Stanier 1973) Gibbons and Murray 1978

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 order Cyanobacteriales (Stanier 1973) Gibbons and Murray 1978. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on January 21, 2019.


  1. Gibbons NE, Murray RGE. Proposals concerning the higher taxa of Bacteria. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1978; 28:1-6.
  2. Murray RGE. The Higher Taxa, or, a Place for Everything...?. In: Holt JG (ed), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, First Edition, Volume 1, The Williams and Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1984, p. 31-34.