Name: Chlamydiaceae Rake 1957 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

Etymology: Chla.my’dia N.L. fem. n. Chlamydia, type genus of the family; L. fem. pl. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Chlamydiaceae, the Chlamydia family

Gender: feminine

Type genus: Chlamydia Jones et al. 1945 (Approved Lists 1980)

Original publication: Rake G. Family II. Chlamydiaceae Rake, Fam. Nov. In Breed, R. S., E. G. D. Murray & N. R. Smith (4s). Bergey’s Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, 7th ed. The Williams and Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1957.

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: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 4

Parent taxon: Chlamydiales Storz and Page 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Everett KD, Bush RM, Andersen AA. Emended description of the order Chlamydiales, proposal of Parachlamydiaceae fam. nov. and Simkaniaceae fam. nov., each containing one monotypic genus, revised taxonomy of the family Chlamydiaceae, including a new genus and five new species, and standards for the identification of organisms. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:415-440.

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