Family Enterobacteriaceae

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

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov., nom. rev.

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)

Valid publication: Ewing WH, Farmer Iii JJ, Brenner DJ. Proposal of Enterobacteriaceae fam. nov., nom. rev. to replace Enterobacteriaceae Rahn 1937, nom. fam. cons. (Opin. 15, Jud. Comm. 1958), which lost standing in nomenclature on 1 January 1980. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1980; 30:674-675.

Nomenclatural status: validly published, illegitimate name

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Enterobacteriaceae Rahn 1937 (Approved Lists 1980)

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