Name: Ancylobacter Raj 1983

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. adj. ankulos, crooked, curved; N.L. masc. n. bacter, rod; N.L. masc. n. Ancylobacter, a curved rod

Type species: Ancylobacter aquaticus (Ørskov 1928) Raj 1983

Valid publication: Raj HD. Proposal of Ancylobacter gen. nov. as a substitute for the bacterial genus Microcyclus Ørskov 1928. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1983; 33:397-398.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 9
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 9
Total number of child taxa: 10

Parent taxon: Xanthobacteraceae Lee et al. 2005

Assigned by: Lee KB, Liu CT, Anzai Y, Kim H, Aono T, Oyaizu H. The hierarchical system of the 'Alphaproteobacteria': description of Hyphomonadaceae fam. nov., Xanthobacteraceae fam. nov. and Erythrobacteraceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:1907-1919.

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