Larkin JM, Williams PM, Taylor R. Taxonomy of the genus Microcyclus Ørskov 1928: Reintroduction and emendation of the genus Spirosoma Migula 1894 and proposal of a new genus, Flectobacillus. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1977; 27:147-156.
Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.
Raj and Maloy 1990
Raj HD, Maloy SR. Proposal of Cyclobacterium marinus gen. nov., comb. nov., for a marine bacterium previously assigned to the genus Flectobacillus. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1990; 40:337-347. Notes:
Emendation accompanied by the removal of 1 species from the genus.
Ramaprasad et al. 2015
Ramaprasad EV, Sasikala Ch, Ramana ChV. Flectobacillus rhizosphaerae sp. nov., isolated from the rhizosphere soil of Oryza sativa (L.), and emended description of the genus Flectobacillus. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:3451-3456.
Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 65, part 10 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:4-6. Notes:
Emendation accompanied by the proposal of 1 new species in the genus.
Boone et al. (2001) assigned this genus to the family "Flexibacteraceae" Garrity and Holt 2001.Publication:
Garrity GM, Holt JG. The Road Map to the Manual. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria), Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001, p. 119-166.
On the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names and on the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names (Amended Edition), the type species is incorrectly cited as Flectobacillus major Larkin et al. 1977 (sic).Publication:
Euzéby JP. Corrigenda to the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names and to the amended edition of the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1997; 47:1271-1272.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 6 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 8 Total number of child taxa: 8