Family Rhodospirillaceae

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).


Rhodospirillaceae Pfennig and Trüper 1971, familia.
Type genus: ¤ Rhodospirillum Molisch 1907 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Rhodospirillum, type genus of the family; L. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Rhodospirillaceae, the Rhodospirillum family.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: PFENNIG (N.) and TRÜPER (H.G.): Higher taxa of the phototrophic bacteria. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 1971, 21, 17-18.