Taxon DOI
Goodfellow et al. 1990 emend. Zhi et al. 2009
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Goodfellow 2015
Couch 1955 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Intra et al. 2014
Tamura et al. 2000
Kudo et al. 1993
Nonomura and Ohara 1957 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Zhang et al. 1998
Thiemann et al. 1968 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Zhang et al. 1998
corrig. Zhang et al. 1998 emend. Nakaew et al. 2012
Thiemann and Beretta 1968 emend. Thiemann 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)
Thiemann et al. 1967 emend. Thiemann 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)
Runmao et al. 1993 emend. Suriyachadkun et al. 2009
Mingma et al. 2016
corrig. Ara and Kudo 2007 emend. Mingma et al. 2014
Zhou et al. 2012
Zhou et al. 2012
(ex Krasil'nikov and Agre 1964) Goodfellow et al. 2005
Wu et al. 2018
Digital Object Identifier
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this family within the root Universal Root.

  Woese et al. 1990
  Woese et al. 1990
  Goodfellow 2012 non Actinobacteria Stackebrandt et al. 1997
  Krasil'nikov 1949 (Approved Lists 1980)
  Goodfellow 2015
  Goodfellow et al. 1990 emend. Zhi et al. 2009

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.
Taxon Statistics
Based on the method of Garrity and Lilburn (2008).
Microbial Earth
When referring to this Abstract, please use its Digital Object Identifier and cite NamesforLife.
Taxon Abstract for the family Streptosporangiaceae Goodfellow et al. 1990 emend. Zhi et al. 2009. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
This information was last reviewed on January 17, 2018.


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