Name:Anoxyphotobacteria (Gibbons and Murray 1978) Murray 1988
Proposed as: class. nov.
Etymology:Gr. pref.an-, not, without (here: inseparable prefix); Gr. masc. adj.oxys, acid or sour and in combined words indicating oxygen; Gr. neut. n.phôs (gen. phôtos), light; N.L. neut. pl. n.bacteria, plural of bacterium; N.L. neut. pl. n.Anoxyphotobacteria, light-requiring bacteria that do not produce oxygen (not formed from a genus name)
Murray RGE. The higher taxa, or, a place for everything..? In: Krieg NR, Holt JG (eds), Bergey's manual of systematic bacteriology, vol. 1., The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1984, p. 31-34.
Anonymous. Validation list no. 25. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1988; 38:220-222.
validly published under the ICNP
heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP, rejected name
Murray (1984) assigned this class to the phylum "Gracilicutes" Gibbons and Murray 1978 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Murray RGE. The higher taxa, or, a place for everything..? In: Krieg NR, Holt JG (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, first edition, vol. 1, The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1984, p. 31-34.
The type order of this class has been placed in the class Alphaproteobacteria Garrity et al. 2006.Publication:
Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Class I. Alphaproteobacteria class. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 1.
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Anoxyphombacteria".
Anoxyphotobacteria is the correct name if this class is regarded as a separate class (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another class whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority).
Irregularly formed name (not formed from the stem of the name of the nomenclatural type).Publication:
Parker CT, Tindall BJ, Garrity GM. International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019; 69:S1-S111.
This name was mentioned in a Request for an Opinion.Publication:
Goker M. Solving the remaining problems with names of classes. Request for an Opinion. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2022; 72:5605.
Tindall (2014): "This is the same type designated for the class Photobacteria Gibbons and Murray 1978." (not fully accurate, the type of the class was the subclass Oxyphotobacteriae Gibbons and Murray 1978).Publication:
Tindall BJ. Names at the rank of class, subclass and order, their typification and current status: Supplementary information to Opinion 79. Judicial Commission of the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:3599-3602.
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