Largest genera

This page lists the number of species of the largest genera, sorted by genus size, decreasingly. The counts only consider names that are validly published under the ICNP, legitimate, and not rejected, and are currently treated as the correct name in LPSN. As could be expected from count data, the frequency distribution strongly deviates from a standard normal distribution. This is obvious from the statistics section and from the sizes of the largest genera shown below.

For the approximate number of taxonomic proposals per country see the page on corresponding authors. For the overall number of taxon names, see the page on numbers in LPSN. There is also a page on the number of taxon names per year.

Average: 5.21 species

Median: 2.00 species

Mode: 1 species

Streptomyces (697)

Pseudomonas (300) — Paenibacillus (280) — Flavobacterium (269) — Mycobacterium (195) — Clostridium (164) — Sphingomonas (149) — Nocardioides (139) — Vibrio (137) — Corynebacterium (136) — Chryseobacterium (134) — Microbacterium (129) — Nocardia (123) — Halomonas (117) — Streptococcus (113) — Micromonospora (110) — Bacillus (104) — Bifidobacterium (100) — Hymenobacter (100)

Pedobacter (98) — Paraburkholderia (93) — Deinococcus (87) — Amycolatopsis (85) — Rhizobium (84) — Shewanella (80) — Actinomadura (77) — Paracoccus (76) — Acinetobacter (74) — Mucilaginibacter (74) — Sphingobacterium (68) — Bradyrhizobium (67) — Leptospira (67) — Lysobacter (67) — Pseudonocardia (67) — Nonomuraea (66) — Legionella (63) — Staphylococcus (63) — Enterococcus (62) — Massilia (61) — Arthrobacter (59) — Mesorhizobium (59) — Novosphingobium (58) — Prevotella (58) — Marinobacter (57) — Rhodococcus (53) — Actinoplanes (50) — Mycoplasma (50) — Roseomonas (50)

Algoriphagus (49) — Helicobacter (49) — Methylobacterium (49) — Pseudoalteromonas (49) — Bacteroides (48) — Gordonia (47) — Winogradskyella (45) — Chitinophaga (44) — Lactobacillus (44) — Mycoplasmopsis (44) — Nocardiopsis (44) — Psychrobacter (44) — Spirosoma (44) — Sphingobium (43) — Borrelia (42) — Agromyces (41) — Campylobacter (41) — Pontibacter (41) — Bartonella (38) — Halorubrum (38) — Marinomonas (38) — Spiroplasma (38) — Photobacterium (37) — Thermococcus (37) — Brevibacterium (36) — Saccharopolyspora (36) — Alteromonas (35) — Muricauda (35) — Brevundimonas (34) — Burkholderia (34) — Cohnella (34) — Companilactobacillus (34) — Xanthomonas (34) — Acetobacter (33) — Actinomyces (33) — Arcobacter (33) — Kitasatospora (33) — Kribbella (33) — Tenacibaculum (33) — Virgibacillus (33) — Cellulomonas (32) — Devosia (32) — Aeromonas (31) — Leucobacter (31) — Polynucleobacter (31) — Roseovarius (31) — Streptosporangium (30) — Alicyclobacillus (29) — Brevibacillus (29) — Dyella (29) — Maribacter (29) — Neisseria (29) — Oceanobacillus (29) — Rickettsia (29) — Treponema (29) — Aquimarina (28) — Caballeronia (28) — Listeria (28) — Pandoraea (28) — Eubacterium (27) — Levilactobacillus (27) — Xenorhabdus (27) — Glycomyces (26) — Kocuria (26) — Lacticaseibacillus (26) — Luteimonas (26) — Nesterenkonia (26) — Rheinheimera (26) — Yersinia (26) — Brucella (25) — Microbulbifer (25) — Polaribacter (25) — Undibacterium (25) — Anoxybacillus (24) — Azospirillum (24) — Brachybacterium (24) — Comamonas (24) — Dyadobacter (24) — Limosilactobacillus (24) — Methanobacterium (24) — Planococcus (24) — Sulfitobacter (24) — Lentzea (23) — Serratia (23) — Aeromicrobium (22) — Colwellia (22) — Enterobacter (22) — Halobacillus (22) — Lactococcus (22) — Saccharothrix (22) — Demequina (21) — Erwinia (21) — Lysinibacillus (21) — Microvirga (21) — Photorhabdus (21) — Pseudoxanthomonas (21) — Achromobacter (20) — Blautia (20) — Desulfovibrio (20) — Ensifer (20) — Geodermatophilus (20) — Microlunatus (20) — Pectobacterium (20) — Peptoniphilus (20) — Rhodovulum (20) — Sphingopyxis (20) — Thalassotalea (20) — Thermus (20) — Acidovorax (19) — Actinokineospora (19) — Cupriavidus (19) — Exiguobacterium (19) — Fusobacterium (19) — Komagataeibacter (19) — Lentibacillus (19) — Lentilactobacillus (19) — Marinobacterium (19) — Pantoea (19) — Rhodanobacter (19) — Vagococcus (19) — Weissella (19) — Actinobacillus (18) — Gramella (18) — Metabacillus (18) — Metamycoplasma (18) — Moraxella (18) — Neobacillus (18) — Peribacillus (18) — Porphyromonas (18) — Ruegeria (18) — Salinicoccus (18) — Aureimonas (17) — Gemmobacter (17) — Gluconobacter (17) — Gracilibacillus (17) — Lactiplantibacillus (17) — Leuconostoc (17) — Natrinema (17) — Phenylobacterium (17) — Acholeplasma (16) — Actinoallomurus (16) — Aequorivita (16) — Alcanivorax (16) — Arenimonas (16) — Citrobacter (16) — Dactylosporangium (16) — Duganella (16) — Geomonas (16) — Hydrogenophaga (16) — Ligilactobacillus (16) — Myroides (16) — Pseudidiomarina (16) — Sporosarcina (16) — Stenotrophomonas (16) — Streptacidiphilus (16) — Tsukamurella (16) — Veillonella (16) — Actinomycetospora (15) — Algibacter (15) — Bordetella (15) — Halopseudomonas (15) — Kineococcus (15) — Methanobrevibacter (15) — Noviherbaspirillum (15) — Psychromonas (15) — Rhodobacter (15) — Thermoanaerobacter (15) — Agrobacterium (14) — Anaerococcus (14) — Chromobacterium (14) — Cryobacterium (14) — Haemophilus (14) — Idiomarina (14) — Marmoricola (14) — Megasphaera (14) — Mesobacillus (14) — Methanosarcina (14) — Ornithinimicrobium (14) — Prauserella (14) — Promicromonospora (14) — Ramlibacter (14) — Roseibium (14) — Saccharomonospora (14) — Secundilactobacillus (14) — Arenibacter (13) — Aurantiacibacter (13) — Bizionia (13) — Cytobacillus (13) — Georgenia (13) — Haloferax (13) — Herbaspirillum (13) — Klebsiella (13) — Liquorilactobacillus (13) — Microbispora (13) — Nonlabens (13) — Pasteurella (13) — Phocaeicola (13) — Phyllobacterium (13) — Pseudarthrobacter (13) — Pseudooceanicola (13) — Psychroflexus (13) — Qipengyuania (13) — Rahnella (13) — Salegentibacter (13) — Salinicola (13) — Tessaracoccus (13) — Williamsia (13) — Actinopolyspora (12) — Aliidiomarina (12) — Carnobacterium (12) — Caulobacter (12) — Corallococcus (12) — Desulfosporosinus (12) — Dickeya (12) — Erythrobacter (12) — Frankia (12) — Geobacillus (12) — Gluconacetobacter (12) — Jannaschia (12) — Lacinutrix (12) — Leifsonia (12) — Lewinella (12) — Lutibacter (12) — Macrococcus (12) — Mesoplasma (12) — Nakamurella (12) — Niabella (12) — Schaalia (12) — Selenomonas (12) — Sphaerisporangium (12) — Sporolactobacillus (12) — Thalassospira (12) — Thauera (12) — Ureibacillus (12) — Variovorax (12) — Adhaeribacter (11) — Alistipes (11) — Ancylobacter (11) — Aquabacterium (11) — Blastococcus (11) — Bosea (11) — Capnocytophaga (11) — Cellvibrio (11) — Chlamydia (11) — Dietzia (11) — Ferrimonas (11) — Fictibacillus (11) — Glutamicibacter (11) — Granulicella (11) — Haloarcula (11) — Hyphomicrobium (11) — Hyphomonas (11) — Jiangella (11) — Mesomycoplasma (11) — Methanoculleus (11) — Methylophaga (11) — Methylorubrum (11) — Modestobacter (11) — Parabacteroides (11) — Paraglaciecola (11) — Pediococcus (11) — Providencia (11) — Pseudodesulfovibrio (11) — Rothia (11) — Rubrobacter (11) — Shimia (11) — Sphingorhabdus (11) — Spirochaeta (11) — Streptomonospora (11) — Thiomicrorhabdus (11) — Actinophytocola (10) — Agrococcus (10) — Alkalibacterium (10) — Alkaliphilus (10) — Altererythrobacter (10) — Apilactobacillus (10) — Aromatoleum (10) — Celeribacter (10) — Croceicoccus (10) — Cyclobacterium (10) — Endozoicomonas (10) — Geobacter (10) — Halalkalibacter (10) — Halanaerobium (10) — Halobellus (10) — Halococcus (10) — Jeotgalicoccus (10) — Kangiella (10) — Kibdelosporangium (10) — Kushneria (10) — Luteolibacter (10) — Mesonia (10) — Methanolobus (10) — Nitratireductor (10) — Ornithinibacillus (10) — Priestia (10) — Rhodopseudomonas (10) — Roseburia (10) — Ruminococcus (10) — Salinimicrobium (10) — Sinomonas (10) — Terrabacter (10) — Terrimonas (10) — Thermomonas (10) — Thioalkalivibrio (10) — Vogesella (10)

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