Family Legionellaceae

Name: Legionellaceae Brenner et al. 1979 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

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

Gender: feminine

Type genus: Legionella Brenner et al. 1979 (Approved Lists 1980)

Original publication: Brenner DJ, Steigerwalt AG, McDade JE. Classification of the Legionnaires' disease bacterium: Legionella pneumophila, genus novum, species nova, of the family Legionellaceae, familia nova. Ann Intern Med 1979; 90:656-658.

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: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4
Total number of child taxa: 4

Parent taxon: Legionellales Garrity et al. 2005

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Order VI. Legionellales 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. 210.

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