Etymology:N.L. neut. n.Flavobacterium, one genus of the class; N.L. neut. pl. n.Flavobacteria, the Flavobacterium class (nominative plural of Flavobacterium; not formed from the type genus of the type order of the class)
homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Cavalier-Smith (2002) assigned this class to the phylum "Sphingobacteria" 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 Cytophagia Nakagawa 2012.Publication:
Nakagawa Y. Class IV. Cytophagia class. nov. In: Krieg NR, Staley JT, Brown DR, Hedlund BP, Paster BJ, Ward NL, Ludwig W, Whitman WB (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 4, Springer, New York, 2010, p. 370.
Irregularly formed name (not formed from the stem of the name of the nomenclatural type). Flavobacteria was previously known as "Flavobacteria " Cavalier-Smith 1998.Publication:
Cavalier-Smith T. A revised six-kingdom system of life. Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 1998; 73:203-266.
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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