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Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Class: Actinobacteria
Subclass: Actinobacteridae
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Frankineae
Family: Cryptosporangiaceae
Zhi et al. 2009

The Cryptosporangiaceae are an actinomycete family within the highly polyphyletic suborder Frankineae.


The currently accepted taxonomy is based on the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature [1] and National Center for Biotechnology Information[2] and the phylogeny is based on 16S rRNA-based LTP release 106 by 'The All-Species Living Tree' Project [3]

Fodinicola feengrottensis Carlsohn et al. 2008


C. arvum Tamura et al. 1998 (type sp.)

C. japonicum Tamura et al. 1998

C. aurantiacum (ex Ruan et al. 1976) Tamura and Hatano 2001

C. minutisporangium (Ruan et al. 1986) Tamura and Hatano 2001


  1. ^ J.P. Euzéby. "Cryptosporangiaceae". List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN). Archived from the original on 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 
  2. ^ Sayers; et al. "Cryptosporangiaceae". National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) taxonomy database. Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  3. ^ 'The All-Species Living Tree' Project."16S rRNA-based LTP release 106 (full tree)" (PDF). Silva Comprehensive Ribosomal RNA Database. Retrieved 2011-11-17.