Etymology: N.L. fem. dim. n. Afifella, named after S. Afif, British philosopher and painter in recognition of his expertise and guidance in the subject of the philosophical tendency of structuralism, essential for the development and understanding of taxonomy as a science
Type species: Afifella marina (Imhoff 1984) Urdiain et al. 2009
Effective publication: Urdiain M, Lopez-Lopez A, Gonzalo C, Busse HJ, Langer S, Kampfer P, Rossello-Mora R. Reclassification of Rhodobium marinum and Rhodobium pfennigii as Afifella marina gen. nov. comb. nov. and Afifella pfennigii comb. nov., a new genus of photoheterotrophic Alphaproteobacteria and emended descriptions of Rhodobium, Rhodobium orientis and Rhodobium gokarnense. Syst Appl Microbiol 2008; 31:339-351.
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: 3
|Name||Nomenclatural status||Taxonomic status|
|Afifella aestuarii Buddhi et al. 2020||validly published||correct name|
|Afifella marina (Imhoff 1984) Urdiain et al. 2009||validly published||correct name|
|Afifella pfennigii (Caumette et al. 2007) Urdiain et al. 2009||validly published||correct name|
Parent taxon: Afifellaceae Hördt et al. 2020
Assigned by: Hordt A, Lopez MG, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Schleuning M, Weinhold LM, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Kyrpides NC, Woyke T, Goker M. Analysis of 1,000+ Type-Strain Genomes Substantially Improves Taxonomic Classification of Alphaproteobacteria. Front Microbiol 2020; 11:468.