Name: Rhodospirillaceae Pfennig and Trüper 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. dim. n. Rhodospirillum, type genus of the family; L. fem. pl. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Rhodospirillaceae, the Rhodospirillum family

Gender: feminine

Type genus: Rhodospirillum Molisch 1907 (Approved Lists 1980)

Original publication: Pfennig N, Trüper HG. Higher Taxa of the Phototrophic Bacteria. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1971; 21:17-18.

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: 24
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 25
Total number of child taxa: 26

Parent taxon: Rhodospirillales Pfennig and Trüper 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Class I. Alphaproteobacteria class. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 1.

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