Etymology: Al.kan.in.di’ges N.L. neut. n. alkanum, alkane; L. adj. indiges, in need; N.L. masc. n. Alkanindiges, the alkane-requiring one, indicating the bacterium’s growth requirement for such hydrocarbons
Type species: Alkanindiges illinoisensis Bogan et al. 2003
Valid publication: Bogan BW, Sullivan WR, Kayser KJ, Derr KD, Aldrich HC, Paterek JR. Alkanindiges illinoisensis gen. nov., sp. nov., an obligately hydrocarbonoclastic, aerobic squalane-degrading bacterium isolated from oilfield soils. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:1389-1395.
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: Moraxellaceae Rossau et al. 1991