Name: Peptococcaceae Rogosa 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

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

Type genus: Peptococcus Kluyver and van Niel 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)

Valid publication: Rogosa M. Peptococcaceae, a New Family To Include the Gram-Positive, Anaerobic Cocci of the Genera Peptococcus, Peptostreptococcus, and Ruminococcus. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1971; 21:234-237.

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: 19
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 19
Total number of child taxa: 22

Parent taxon: Eubacteriales Buchanan 1917 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Gerritsen J, Fuentes S, Grievink W, van Niftrik L, Tindall BJ, Timmerman HM, Rijkers GT, Smidt H. Characterization of Romboutsia ilealis gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from the gastro-intestinal tract of a rat, and proposal for the reclassification of five closely related members of the genus Clostridium into the genera Romboutsia gen. nov., Intestinibacter gen. nov., Terrisporobacter gen. nov. and Asaccharospora gen. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:1600-1616.

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