Name: Anaerofilum Zellner et al. 1996

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. pref. an, not; Gr. masc. n. aer, aeros, air; L. neut. n. filum, thread, referring to the very thin rod-shaped cells; N.L. neut. n. Anaerofilum, anaerobic thin rods

Type species: Anaerofilum pentosovorans Zellner et al. 1996

Valid publication: Zellner G, Stackebrandt E, Nagel D, Messner P, Weiss N, Winter J. Anaerofilum pentosovorans gen. nov., sp. nov., and Anaerofilum agile sp. nov., two new, strictly anaerobic, mesophilic, acidogenic bacteria from anaerobic bioreactors. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1996; 46:871-875.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

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: Oscillospiraceae Peshkoff 1940 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Tindall BJ. The names Hungateiclostridium Zhang et al. 2018, Hungateiclostridium thermocellum (Viljoen et al. 1926) Zhang et al. 2018, Hungateiclostridium cellulolyticum (Patel et al. 1980) Zhang et al. 2018, Hungateiclostridium aldrichii (Yang et al. 1990) Zhang et al. 2018, Hungateiclostridium alkalicellulosi (Zhilina et al. 2006) Zhang et al. 2018, Hungateiclostridium clariflavum (Shiratori et al. 2009) Zhang et al. 2018, Hungateiclostridium straminisolvens (Kato et al. 2004) Zhang et al. 2018 and Hungateiclostridium saccincola (Koeck et al. 2016) Zhang et al. 2018 contravene Rule 51b of the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes and require replacement names in the genus Acetivibrio Patel et al. 1980. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019; 69:3927-3932.

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