Taxon DOI
Pérez-Rodríguez et al. 2012
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
L'Haridon et al. 2006 emend. Gupta and Lali 2013
Pérez-Rodríguez et al. 2012
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this genus within the root Universal Root.

  Woese et al. 1990
  (None 2015) Woese et al. 1990
  corrig. Reysenbach 2021
  Reysenbach 2002 emend. Gupta and Lali 2013 non Aquificae Reysenbach 2021
  Gupta and Lali 2014
  L'Haridon et al. 2006 emend. Gupta and Lali 2013
  Pérez-Rodríguez et al. 2012

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 Phorcysia Pérez-Rodríguez et al. 2012. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on October 16, 2012.


  1. Pérez-Rodríguez I, Grosche A, Massenburg L, Starovoytov V, Lutz RA, Vetriani C. Phorcysia thermohydrogeniphila gen. nov., sp. nov., a thermophilic, chemolithoautotrophic, nitrate- ammonifying bacterium from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:2388-2394. [PubMed].
  2. Gupta RS, Lali R. Molecular signatures for the phylum Aquificae and its different clades: proposal for division of the phylum Aquificae into the emended order Aquificales, containing the families Aquificaceae and Hydrogenothermaceae, and a new order Desulfurobacteriales ord. nov., containing the family Desulfurobacteriaceae. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 2013; 104:349-368. [PubMed].