Name: Myxococcaceae Jahn 1924 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

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

Gender: feminine

Type genus: Myxococcus Thaxter 1892 (Approved Lists 1980)

Original publication: Jahn E. Beitrage zur botanischen Protistologie. I. Die Polyangiden. Verlag von Gebruder Borntraeger, Leipzig, 1924.

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: 5
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 5
Total number of child taxa: 6

Parent taxon: Myxococcales Tchan et al. 1948 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Lang E, Schumann P, Tindall BJ, Mohr KI, Sproer C. Reclassification of Angiococcus disciformis, Cystobacter minus and Cystobacter violaceus as Archangium disciforme comb. nov., Archangium minus comb. nov. and Archangium violaceum comb. nov., unification of the families Archangiaceae and Cystobacteraceae, and emended descriptions of the families Myxococcaceae and Archangiaceae. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:4032-4042.

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