Etymology: Thor.sel.li.a’ce.ae N.L. fem. n. Thorsellia, type genus of the order; L. fem. pl. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Thorselliaceae, the family of the genus Thorsellia
Type genus: Thorsellia Kämpfer et al. 2006
Valid publication: Kampfer P, Glaeser SP, Nilsson LKJ, Eberhard T, Hakansson S, Guy L, Roos S, Busse HJ, Terenius O. Proposal of Thorsellia kenyensis sp. nov. and Thorsellia kandunguensis sp. nov., isolated from larvae of Anopheles arabiensis, as members of the family Thorselliaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:444-451.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 2
Parent taxon: [Gammaproteobacteria, not assigned to order]