Name: Actinomycetaceae Buchanan 1918 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Actinomyces, type genus of the family; L. fem. pl. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Actinomycetaceae, the Actinomyces family

Gender: feminine

Type genus: Actinomyces Harz 1877 (Approved Lists 1980)

Original publication: Buchanan RE. Studies in the Nomenclature and Classification of the Bacteria: VIII. The Subgroups and Genera of the Actinomycetales. J Bacteriol 1918; 3:403-406.

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

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 16
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 17
Total number of child taxa: 21

Parent taxon: Actinomycetales Buchanan 1917 (Approved Lists 1980)

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