Taxon DOI
Schleifer and Bell 2010
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Prévot 1953 (Approved Lists 1980)
Rosenbach 1884 emend. Baird-Parker 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)
Jiang et al. 2016 emend. Dobritsa and Samadpour 2020
Amoozegar et al. 2014
Prakash et al. 2017
Li et al. 2017
Yoon et al. 2003 emend. Liu et al. 2011
Kloos et al. 1998 emend. Mašlaňová et al. 2018
Madhaiyan et al. 2020
Alves et al. 2008 emend. Madhaiyan et al. 2020
Ventosa et al. 1990
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this family within the root Universal Root.

  Woese et al. 1990
  (None 2015) Woese et al. 1990
  (sic) Gibbons and Murray 2021
  Ludwig et al. 2010
  Prévot 1953 (Approved Lists 1980)
  Schleifer and Bell 2010

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 Staphylococcaceae Schleifer and Bell 2010. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on October 6, 2021.


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