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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Firmicutes
Class: Negativicutes Marchandin et al. 2010
Order: Selenomonadales Marchandin et al. 2010
Family: Veillonellaceae
Rogosa 1971 emend. Marchandin et al. 2010
Genus: Megamonas Shah and Collins 1983

Megamonas is a genus of Firmicutes bacteria classified within the class Negativicutes.[1] [2]


The currently accepted taxonomy is based on the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN) [1] and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)[2] and the phylogeny is based on 16S rRNA-based LTP release 111 by The All-Species Living Tree Project [3]

M. hypermegale (Harrison and Hansen 1963) Shah and Collins 1983 (type sp.)

M. funiformis Sakon et al. 2008

M. rupellensis Chevrot et al. 2008


  1. ^ a b See the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature. Data extracted from J.P. Euzéby. "Negativicutes". Retrieved 2011-11-17. 
  2. ^ a b See the NCBI webpage on Negativicutes Data extracted from Sayers et al. "NCBI Taxonomy Browser". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  3. ^ All-Species Living Tree Project."16S rRNA-based LTP release 111 (full tree)" (PDF). Silva Comprehensive Ribosomal RNA Database [1]. Retrieved 2013-03-20.