Name: Enterobacteriaceae Rahn 1937 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

Etymology: En.te.ro.bac’ter N.L. masc. n. Enterobacter, one genus of the family Enterobacteriaceae; L. fem. pl. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Enterobacteriaceae, the Enterobacter family

Gender: feminine

Type genus: Escherichia Castellani and Chalmers 1919 (Approved Lists 1980)

Original publication: Rahn O. New Principles for the Classification of Bacteria. Zentralblatt fur Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde, Infektionskrankheiten und Hygiene. Abteilung II. 1937; 96:273-286.

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: 34
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 37
Total number of child taxa: 53

Parent taxon: Enterobacterales Adeolu et al. 2016

Assigned by: Adeolu M, Alnajar S, Naushad S, S Gupta R. Genome-based phylogeny and taxonomy of the 'Enterobacteriales': proposal for Enterobacterales ord. nov. divided into the families Enterobacteriaceae, Erwiniaceae fam. nov., Pectobacteriaceae fam. nov., Yersiniaceae fam. nov., Hafniaceae fam. nov., Morganellaceae fam. nov., and Budviciaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:5575-5599.

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