Taxon DOI
Ling et al. 2017 emend. Wang et al. 2019
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Ivanova et al. 2004
Ling et al. 2017
Kelbrick et al. 2021
Wang et al. 2019
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. 2005 emend. Williams and Kelly 2013
  Bowman and McMeekin 2005
  Ivanova et al. 2004
  Ling et al. 2017 emend. Wang et al. 2019

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 Motilimonas Ling et al. 2017 emend. Wang et al. 2019. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on April 8, 2021.


  1. Ling S-K, Guo L-Y, Chen G-J, Du Z-J. Motilimonas eburnea gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from coastal sediment. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:306-310. [PubMed].
  2. Wang F-Q, Ren L-H, Lin Y-W, Sun G-H, Du Z-J, Zhao J-X, Liu X-J, Liu L-J. Motilimonas pumila sp. nov., isolated from the gut of sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019; 69:811-815. [PubMed].
  3. Kelbrick M, Abed RMM, Antunes A. Motilimonas cestriensis sp. nov., isolated from an inland brine spring in Northern England. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2021; 71:. [PubMed].