Name: Bartonella Strong et al. 1915 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. dim. n. Bartonella, named after Alberto L. Barton, who described these organisms in 1909, after studying the agent of Carrion's disease

Type species: Bartonella bacilliformis (Strong et al. 1913) Strong et al. 1915 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Strong RP, Tyzzer EE, Sellards AW. Oroya fever. Second report. Journal of the American Medical Association 1915; 64:806-808.

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: 35
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 35
Total number of child taxa: 49

Parent taxon: Bartonellaceae Gieszczykiewicz 1939 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Brenner DJ, O'Connor SP, Winkler HH, Steigerwalt AG. Proposals to unify the genera Bartonella and Rochalimaea, with descriptions of Bartonella quintana comb. nov., Bartonella vinsonii comb. nov., Bartonella henselae comb. nov., and Bartonella elizabethae comb. nov., and to remove the family Bartonellaceae from the order Rickettsiales. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1993; 43:777-786.

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