The type genus of this family has alternatively been placed in the family Cytophagaceae Stanier 1940 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Krieg NR, Ludwig W, Euzéby J, Whitman WB. Phylum XIV. Bacteroidetes phyl. 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. 25.
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Flexebacteraceae"; "Flexibactemlaceae"; "Flrxibacteriaceae".
This taxon was discussed in a meeting of a Taxonomic Subcommittee of the ICSP.Publication:
Bowman JP. International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes: Subcommittee on the Taxonomy of Aerobic Bacteroidetes (formerly Flavobacterium and Cytophaga-like bacteria). Minutes of the open meeting, 10 July 2019, Glasgow, UK. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2023; 73:5966.
The BRCs most frequently used for deposits in this group are: DSM: 16; ATCC: 15; NBRC: 15; IFO: 14; LMG: 12; CIP: 11; JCM: 7; NCIMB: 5; CCUG: 3; VKM: 3.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1 Total number of child taxa: 1