Name: Ehrlichiaceae Moshkovski 1945 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

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

Gender: feminine

Type genus: Ehrlichia Moshkovski 1945 (Approved Lists 1980)

Original publication: Moshkovski SD. Cytotropic pathogenic infections and place of Rickettsia in the system of Chlamydozoa. Advances in Modern Biology (Moscow) 1945; 19:1-44.

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: 6
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 7
Total number of child taxa: 10

Parent taxon: Rickettsiales Gieszczykiewicz 1939 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Holt JG. The Road Map to the Manual. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria), Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001, p. 119-166.

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