Taxon DOI
Sakamoto et al. 2017
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Rainey 2010
(Prévot 1947) Sakamoto et al. 2017
Shin et al. 2022
Hitch et al. 2022
(Taylor 1972) Sakamoto et al. 2017
(Wachsman and Barker 1954) Sakamoto 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) Gibbons and Murray 2021
  Rainey 2010
  Buchanan 1917 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Tindall 2019
  Rainey 2010
  Sakamoto et al. 2017

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 Faecalicatena Sakamoto et al. 2017. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on March 2, 2022.


  1. Sakamoto M, Iino T, Ohkuma M. Faecalimonas umbilicata gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from human faeces, and reclassification of Eubacterium contortum, Eubacterium fissicatena and Clostridium oroticum as Faecalicatena contorta gen. nov., comb. nov., Faecalicatena fissicatena comb. nov. and Faecalicatena orotica comb.nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:1219-1227. [PubMed].
  2. Hitch TCA, Riedel T, Oren A, Overmann J, Lawley TD, Clavel T. Automated analysis of genomic sequences facilitates high-throughput and comprehensive description of bacteria. ISME Commun 2021; 1:16.
  3. Shin Y, Paek J, Kim H, Kook J-K, Chang Y-H. Faecalicatena absiana sp. nov., an obligately anaerobic bacterium from a pig farm faeces dump. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2022; 72:. [PubMed].