Class Cytophagia

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).


Cytophagia Nakagawa 2012, class. nov.
Type order: ¤ Cytophagales Leadbetter 1974 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Cytophaga, type genus of the type order Cytophagales; suff. - ia, ending to denote a class; N.L. neut. pl. n. Cytophagia, the class of Cytophagales.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 143. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 1-4.
Effective publication: NAKAGAWA (Y.): Class IV. Cytophagia class. nov. In N.R. KRIEG, J.T. STALEY, D.R. BROWN, B.P. HEDLUND, B.J. PASTER, N.L. WARD, W. LUDWIG and W.B. WHITMAN (editors), Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 4 (The Bacteroidetes, Spirochaetes, Tenericutes (Mollicutes), Acidobacteria, Fibrobacteres, Fusobacteria, Dictyoglomi, Gemmatimonadetes, Lentisphaerae, Verrucomicrobia, Chlamydiae, and Planctomycetes), Springer, New York, 2011, p. 370.
Validation List no. 143 in IJSEM Online

1 Cytophagia Nakagawa 2012 is a later homotypic synonym of the class ¤ Flavobacteria Cavalier-Smith 2002.
2 In Validation List No. 143, the year of publication of Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 4 was erroneously cited as 2010. The correct year of publication should be 2011.
Reference: Erratum. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 1016.
Erratum in IJSEM Online