Family Leptospiraceae

Name: Leptospiraceae Hovind-Hougen 1979 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

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

Gender: feminine

Type genus: Leptospira Noguchi 1917 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Hovind-Hougen K. Leptospiraceae, a new family to Include Leptospira Noguchi 1917 and Leptonema gen. Nov. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1979; 29:245-251.

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 under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 4

Parent taxon: Leptospirales Gupta et al. 2014

Assigned by: Gupta RS, Mahmood S, Adeolu M. A phylogenomic and molecular signature based approach for characterization of the phylum Spirochaetes and its major clades: proposal for a taxonomic revision of the phyum. Frontiers Microbiol 4, 217 [erratum]. Frontiers Microbiol 2013; 4:322.

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Record number: 753