Class Microtatobiotes

Name: Microtatobiotes Philip 1956 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Class

Proposed as: class. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. mikrotes, smallness; Gr. n. biotos, life; N.L. neut. pl. n. Microtatobiotes, smallest living bacteria

Gender: neuter

Original publication: Philip CB. Comments on the classification of the order Rickettsiales. Can J Microbiol 1956; 2:261-270.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published, illegitimate name

Taxonomic status: in need of a replacement

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