TAXONOMY: cellular organisms -> Bacteria -> Bacteroidetes/Chlorobi group -> Bacteroidetes -> Sphingobacteriia
'Sphingobacteriia', is a taxonomic class composed of a single order of environmental bacteria that are capable of producing sphingolipids.Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd ed., vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria) (D.R. Boone and R.W. Castenholz, eds.), Springer-Verlag, New York (2001). pp. 465-466. The earlier name Sphingibacteria was changed in 2011.