Name: Christensenellaceae Morotomi et al. 2012

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

Etymology: Chris.ten.se.nel.la’ce.a.e N.L. fem. dim. n. Christensenella, type genus of the family; L. fem. pl. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Christensenellaceae, family of the genus Christensenella

Gender: feminine

Type genus: Christensenella Morotomi et al. 2012

Valid publication: Morotomi M, Nagai F, Watanabe Y. Description of Christensenella minuta gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from human faeces, which forms a distinct branch in the order Clostridiales, and proposal of Christensenellaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:144-149.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 62, part 1 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:757-758.

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: 1
Total number of child taxa: 2

Parent taxon: Eubacteriales Buchanan 1917 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Gerritsen J, Fuentes S, Grievink W, van Niftrik L, Tindall BJ, Timmerman HM, Rijkers GT, Smidt H. Characterization of Romboutsia ilealis gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from the gastro-intestinal tract of a rat, and proposal for the reclassification of five closely related members of the genus Clostridium into the genera Romboutsia gen. nov., Intestinibacter gen. nov., Terrisporobacter gen. nov. and Asaccharospora gen. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:1600-1616.

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