Name: Mycoplasmataceae Freundt 1955 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Mycoplasma -atos, type genus of the family; L. fem. pl. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Mycoplasmataceae, the Mycoplasma family

Gender: feminine

Type genus: Mycoplasma Nowak 1929 (Approved Lists 1980)

Original publication: Freundt EA. The classification of the pleuropneumonia group of organisms (Borrelomycetales). International Bulletin of Bacteriological Nomenclature and Taxonomy 1955; 5:67-78.

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: 4
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 5
Total number of child taxa: 7

Parent taxon: Mycoplasmatales Freundt 1955 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Gupta RS, Son J, Oren A. A phylogenomic and molecular markers based taxonomic framework for members of the order Entomoplasmatales: proposal for an emended order Mycoplasmatales containing the family Spiroplasmataceae and emended family Mycoplasmataceae comprised of six genera. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2019; 112:561-588.

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