Family Spiroplasmataceae

Name: Spiroplasmataceae (ex Skripal 1974) Skripal 1983

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov., nom. rev.

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

Gender: feminine

Type genus: Spiroplasma Saglio et al. 1973 (Approved Lists 1980)

Valid publication: Skripal IG. Revival of the name Spiroplasmataceae fam. nov., nom. rev., omitted from the 1980 Approved Lists of Bacterial Names 1980. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1983; 33:408.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Entomoplasmatales Tully et al. 1993

Assigned by: Tully JG, Bové JM, Laigret F, Whitcomb RF. Revised taxonomy of the class Mollicutes: proposed elevation of a monophyletic cluster of arthropod-associated mollicutes to ordinal rank (Entomoplasmatales ord. nov.), with provision for familial rank to separate species with nonhelical morphology (Entomoplasmataceae fam. nov.) from helical species (Spiroplasmataceae), and emended descriptions of the order Mycoplasmatales, family Mycoplasmataceae. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1993; 43:378-385.

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