Taxon DOI
McIlroy et al. 2015
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Douglas 1957 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Hördt et al. 2020
Thomsen et al. 2006
Oren 2017
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this family within the root Universal Root.

  Woese et al. 1990
  (None 2015) Woese et al. 1990
  (sic) Garrity et al. 2021
  Garrity et al. 2006
  Douglas 1957 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Hördt et al. 2020
  McIlroy 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 family Meganemaceae McIlroy et al. 2015. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on October 19, 2017.


  1. Oren A. On names of genera of prokaryotes that are later homonyms of generic names with standing in the zoological or the botanical nomenclature. Proposal of Neomegalonema gen. nov. and Neomegalonema perideroedes comb. nov. as replacements for the prokaryotic generic name Meganema and the species name Meganema perideroedes. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:4276-4278. [PubMed].
  2. McIlroy SJ, Lapidus A, Thomsen TR, Han J, Haynes M, Lobos E, Huntemann M, Pati A, Ivanova NN, Markowitz V, Verbarg S, Woyke T, Klenk H-P, Kyrpides N, Nielsen PH. High quality draft genome sequence of Meganema perideroedes str. Gr1T and a proposal for its reclassification to the family Meganemaceae fam. nov. Stand Genomic Sci 2015; 10:1-8. [PubMed].