Name: Deltaproteobacteria Kuever et al. 2006

Category: Class

Proposed as: class. nov.

Etymology: Gr. neut. n. delta, name of the fourth letter of Greek alphabet (indeclinable); Gr. masc. n. Prôteus, Greek god of the sea, capable of assuming many different shapes; N.L. neut. pl. n. bacteria, plural of bacterium; N.L. neut. pl. n. Deltaproteobacteria, a class of bacteria included in the phylum Proteobacteria and having 16S rRNA gene sequences related to those of the members of the order Myxococcales (not formed from a genus name)

Gender: neuter

Type genus: Myxococcus Thaxter 1892 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Kuever J, Rainey FA, Widdel F. Class IV. Deltaproteobacteria 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. 922.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Validation list no. 107. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:1-6.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 11
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 11
Total number of child taxa: 17

Parent taxon: Pseudomonadota Garrity et al. 2021

Assigned by: Oren A, Garrity GM. Valid publication of the names of forty-two phyla of prokaryotes. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2021; 71:5056.

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