Class Scotobacteria

Name: Scotobacteria Gibbons and Murray 1978 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Class

Proposed as: class. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. skotos, darkness; Gr. n. baktêria, staff, cane; L. fem. suff. -ia, ending to denote a class; N.L. neut. pl. n. Scotobacteria, bacteria that do not require light for metabolism

Valid publication: Gibbons NE, Murray RGE. Proposals Concerning the Higher Taxa of Bacteria. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1978; 28:1-6.

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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