Car.bo.phi.lus. L. masc. n.carbo, a coal, charcoal and, in chemistry carbon; N.L. masc. adj. suff.-philus, friend, loving; from Gr. masc. adj. [φίλος]philos, on; N.L. masc. n.Carbophilus, loving carbohydrates and other carbonaceous substrates
Meyer O, Stackebrandt E, Auling G. Reclassification of ubiquinone Q-10 containing carbooxidotrophic bacteria: transfer of "[Pseudomonas] carboxydovorans" OM5 to Oligotropha, gen. nov., as Oligotropha carboxidovorans, comb. nov., transfer of "[Alcaligenes] carboxydus" DSM 1086 to Carbophilus, gen. nov., as Carbophilus carboxidus, comb. nov., transfer of "[Pseudomonas] compransoris" DSM 1231 to Zavarzinia, gen. nov., as Zavarzinia compransoris, comb. nov., amended description of the new genera. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1993; 16:390-395.
Anonymous. Validation list no. 48. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1994; 44:182-183.
validly published under the ICNP
heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Brenner et al. (2005) assigned this genus to the family Rhizobiaceae Conn 1938 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Class I. Alphaproteobacteria class. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 1.
For the type species of this genus another name is in use, which is affiliated with the genus Aminobacter Urakami et al. 1992.Publication:
Hordt A, Lopez MG, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Schleuning M, Weinhold LM, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Kyrpides NC, Woyke T, Goker M. Analysis of 1,000+ Type-Strain Genomes Substantially Improves Taxonomic Classification of Alphaproteobacteria. Front Microbiol 2020; 11:468.
Carbophilus is the correct name if this genus is regarded as a separate genus (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another genus whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority).
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1 Total number of child taxa: 1