Name: Chimaeribacter Rossi and Fisher 2020

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Chi.mae.ri.bac’ter L. fem. n. Chimaera, mythological monster with the body and the head of a lion, a snake as a tail and the head of a goat springing from her back; N.L. masc. n. bacter, a rod; N.L. masc. n. Chimaeribacter, a rod that displays phenotypic characteristics found across different enteric genera such as yellow pigmentation (e.g. Cronobacter or Pantoea), temperature--dependent motility (Yersinia and Budvicia) and gelatinase activity (Serratia and Proteus)

Gender: masculine

Type species: Chimaeribacter arupi Rossi and Fisher 2020

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Rossi A, Fisher MA. Characterization of six clinical isolates of Chimaeribacter gen. nov., a novel genus related to the Yersiniaceae family and the three species Chimaeribacter arupi sp. nov., Chimaeribacter coloradensis sp. nov, and Chimaeribacter californicus sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:2703-2712.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 70, part 4 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:4050-4060.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 3

Parent taxon: Yersiniaceae Adeolu et al. 2016

Assigned by: Rossi A, Fisher MA. Characterization of six clinical isolates of Chimaeribacter gen. nov., a novel genus related to the Yersiniaceae family and the three species Chimaeribacter arupi sp. nov., Chimaeribacter coloradensis sp. nov, and Chimaeribacter californicus sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:2703-2712.

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