Cavalier-Smith and Chao (2020) assigned this class to the phylum "Spirochaetae" (Ehrenberg 1855) Cavalier-Smith 1998.Publication:
Cavalier-Smith T, Chao EE. Multidomain ribosomal protein trees and the planctobacterial origin of neomura (eukaryotes, archaebacteria). Protoplasma 2020; 257:621-753.
The type order of this class has been placed in the class Spirochaetia Paster 2020.Publication:
Parte AC, Sarda Carbasse J, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Reimer LC, Goker M. List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN) moves to the DSMZ. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:5607-5612.
The type order of this class has alternatively been placed in the class Spirochaetes Cavalier-Smith 2002.Publication:
Gupta RS, Mahmood S, Adeolu M. Erratum: A phylogenomic and molecular signature based approach for characterization of the Phylum Spirochaetes and its major clades: proposal for a taxonomic revision of the phylum. Front Microbiol 2013; 4:322.
The authority of the taxon name (Cavalier Smith) deliberately differs from the authors of the publication (Cavalier Smith and Chao).
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