Name: Amorphosporangium Couch 1963 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. adj. amorphos, without form, shapeless; N.L. neut. n. sporangium, sporangium; from Gr. fem. n. spora, a seed and, in biology, a spore; from Gr. neut. n. angeƮon, vessel; N.L. neut. n. Amorphosporangium, irregularly shaped sporangium

Gender: neuter

Type species: Amorphosporangium auranticolor Couch 1963 (Approved Lists 1980)

Original publication: Couch NJ. Some new genera and species of the Actinoplanaceae. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 1963; 79:53-70.

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: synonym

Correct name: Actinoplanes Couch 1950 (Approved Lists 1980)


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 2

Parent taxon: Micromonosporaceae Krassilnikov 1938 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Nouioui I, Carro L, García-López L, Meier-Kolthoff JP, et al. Genome-based taxonomic classication of the phylum Actinobacteria. Front Microbiol 2007; 2018:9.

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