Name: Ectothiorhodospiraceae Imhoff 1984

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

Etymology: Ec.to.thi.o.rho.do.spi.ra’ce.ae N.L. fem. n. Ectothiorhodospira, type genus of the family; L. fem. pl. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Ectothiorhodospiraceae, Ectothiorhodospira family

Gender: feminine

Type genus: Ectothiorhodospira Pelsh 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)

Valid publication: Imhoff JF. Reassignment of the genus Ectothiorhodospira Pelsh 1936 to a new family, Ectothiorhodospiraceae fam. nov., and emended description of the Chromatiaceae Bavendamm 1924. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1984; 34:338-339.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 23
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 24
Total number of child taxa: 25

Parent taxon: Chromatiales Imhoff 2005

Assigned by: Imhoff JF. Order I. Chromatiales ord. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part B (The Gammaproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 1-3.

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