Family Enterobacteriaceae

Name: Enterobacteriaceae Rahn 1937 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Enterobacter, one genus of the family Enterobacteriaceae; suff. (sic) -iaceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Enterobacteriaceae, the Enterobacter family

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

Effective 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: synonym

Correct name: Enterobacteriaceae (ex Rahn 1937) Ewing et al. 1980

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