Family Bdellovibrionaceae

Warning: In the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature, an arrow () only indicates the sequence of valid publication of names and does not mean that the last name in the sequence must be used (see: Introduction).

Classification (Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction").

For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).


Bdellovibrionaceae Garrity et al. 2006, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Bdellovibrio Stolp and Starr 1963 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Bdellovibrio, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Bdellovibrionaceae, the Bdellovibrio family.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 107. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 1-6.
Effective publication: GARRITY (G.M.), BELL (J.A.) and LILBURN (T.): Family I. Bdellovibrionaceae fam. nov. In: D.J. BRENNER, N.R. KRIEG, J.T. STALEY and G. M. GARRITY (editors), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, pp. 1040-1041.
Validation List no. 107 in IJSEM Online

Note: According to Rule 51b (1), the family name Bdellovibrionaceae Garrity et al. 2006 is illegitimate because the family contains the genus Bacteriovorax Baer et al. 2000 which is the type of the family Bacteriovoracaceae Davidov and Jurkevitch 2004.
Reference: LISTS EDITOR, IJSEM: Validation List no. 107 (footnote ‡). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 1-6.
Validation List no. 107 in IJSEM Online