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.
Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.
validly published under the ICNP
Saini and Gupta 2021
Saini N, Gupta RS. A robust phylogenetic framework for members of the order Legionellales and its main genera (Legionella, Aquicella, Coxiella and Rickettsiella) based on phylogenomic analyses and identification of molecular markers demarcating different clades. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2021; 114:957-982.
Oren A, Garrity GM. List of changes in taxonomic opinion no. 35. Notification of changes in taxonomic opinion previously published outside the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2022; 72:5164. Notes:
Emendation accompanied by the inclusion of 2 genera in the family.
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Legioneflaceae"; "Legionellceae"; "Legionrllaceae".
The BRCs most frequently used for deposits in this group are: DSM: 64; CCUG: 63; ATCC: 62; CIP: 50; NCTC: 47; JCM: 19; KCTC: 4; NBIMCC: 2; CECT: 1; NBRC: 1.
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
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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