Taxon DOI
Fukuda et al. 2014 emend. Jia et al. 2015
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Hördt et al. 2020
Fukuda et al. 2014 emend. Tahon et al. 2021
Phurbu et al. 2020
Jia et al. 2015 emend. Tahon et al. 2021
Xing et al. 2017
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
  Yabuuchi and Kosako 2006 emend. Hördt et al. 2020
  Hördt et al. 2020
  Fukuda et al. 2014 emend. Jia et al. 2015

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 Polymorphobacter Fukuda et al. 2014 emend. Jia et al. 2015. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on March 9, 2020.


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