Name: Alteromonas Baumann et al. 1972 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. adj. alter -tera -terum, another, different; L. fem. n. monas, a monad, unit; N.L. fem. n. Alteromonas, another monad

Type species: Alteromonas macleodii Baumann et al. 1972 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Baumann L, Baumann P, Mandel M, Allen RD. Taxonomy of aerobic marine eubacteria. J Bacteriol 1972; 110:402-429.

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: 26
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 46
Total number of child taxa: 48

Parent taxon: Alteromonadaceae Ivanova and Mikhailov 2001

Assigned by: Ivanova EP, Mikhailov VV. [A new family of Alteromonadaceae fam. nov., including the marine proteobacteria species Alteromonas, Pseudoalteromonas, Idiomarina i Colwellia]. Mikrobiologiia 2001; 70:15-23.

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