Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Gordon, Gordon, named after Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, the Dr Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor and Director of the Center for Genome Sciences at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA, (personal name considered as a Latin word); N.L. masc. n. bacter, a rod; N.L. masc. n. Gordonibacter, a rod named after Jeffrey I. Gordon
Type species: Gordonibacter pamelaeae Würdemann et al. 2009
Valid publication: Wurdemann D, Tindall BJ, Pukall R, Lunsdorf H, Strompl C, Namuth T, Nahrstedt H, Wos-Oxley M, Ott S, Schreiber S, et al. Gordonibacter pamelaeae gen. nov., sp. nov., a new member of the Coriobacteriaceae isolated from a patient with Crohn's disease, and reclassification of Eggerthella hongkongensis Lau et al. 2006 as Paraeggerthella hongkongensis gen. nov., comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:1405-1415.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 3
Parent taxon: Eggerthellaceae Gupta et al. 2013
Assigned by: Gupta RS, Chen WJ, Adeolu M, Chai Y. Molecular signatures for the class Coriobacteriia and its different clades; proposal for division of the class Coriobacteriia into the emended order Coriobacteriales, containing the emended family Coriobacteriaceae and Atopobiaceae fam. nov., and Eggerthellales ord. nov., containing the family Eggerthellaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2013; 63:3379-3397.