Etymology:N.L. masc. n.Arthrobacter, one genus of the class; Gr. neut. n.baktêria, staff, cane; N.L. neut. n. suff.-ia, ending to denote a class; N.L. neut. pl. n.Arthrobacteria, the Arthrobacter class
heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP, rejected name
Cavalier-Smith (2002) assigned this class to the subphylum "Actinobacteria" Cavalier-Smith 2002.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.
The type order of this class has been placed in the class Actinobacteria Stackebrandt et al. 1997.Publication:
Nouioui I, Carro L, Garcia-Lopez M, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Woyke T, Kyrpides NC, Pukall R, Klenk HP, Goodfellow M, Goker M. Genome-Based Taxonomic Classification of the Phylum Actinobacteria. Front Microbiol 2018; 9:2007.
The type order of this class has alternatively been placed in the class Schizomycetes Nägeli 1857 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Winslow CE, Broadhurst J, Buchanan RE, Krumwiede C, Rogers LA, Smith GH. The Families and Genera of the Bacteria: Final Report of the Committee of the Society of American Bacteriologists on Characterization and Classification of Bacterial Types. J Bacteriol 1920; 5:191-229.
Irregularly formed name (not formed from the stem of the name of the nomenclatural type). Rejected Name (Judicial Commission, Opinion 79 suppl.; IJSEM 64: 3599–3602).Publication:
Tindall BJ. Names at the rank of class, subclass and order, their typification and current status: Supplementary information to Opinion 79. Judicial Commission of the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:3599-3602.
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