Class Chlamydiae

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).


Chlamydiae Cavalier-Smith 2002, class. nov.
Type order: ¤ Chlamydiales Storz and Page 1971 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Everett et al. 1999.
Etymology: N.L. fem. pl. n. Chlamydiales, type order of the class; N.L. fem. pl. n. Chlamydiae, the Chlamydiales class.
Valid publication: CAVALIER-SMITH (T.): The neomuran origin of archaebacteria, the negibacterial root of the universal tree and bacterial megaclassification. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 7-76.
Original article in IJSEM Online