Name: Rickettsiaceae Pinkerton 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

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

Gender: feminine

Type genus: Rickettsia da Rocha-Lima 1916 (Approved Lists 1980)

Original publication: Pinkerton H. Criteria for the accurate classification of the Rickettsial diseases (Rickettsioses) and of their etiological agents. Parasitology 1936; 28:172-189.

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: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 11

Parent taxon: Rickettsiales Gieszczykiewicz 1939 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Brenner DJ, O'Connor SP, Winkler HH, Steigerwalt AG. Proposals to unify the genera Bartonella and Rochalimaea, with descriptions of Bartonella quintana comb. nov., Bartonella vinsonii comb. nov., Bartonella henselae comb. nov., and Bartonella elizabethae comb. nov., and to remove the family Bartonellaceae from the order Rickettsiales. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1993; 43:777-786.

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