Name: Citricoccus Altenburger et al. 2002

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Cit.ri.coc’cus L. n. citrus, lemon, citron tree or citrus, an African tree; M.L. masc. n. coccus, a sphere; N.L. masc. n. Citricoccus, lemon-yellow-pigmented coccus

Type species: Citricoccus muralis Altenburger et al. 2002

Valid publication: Altenburger P, Kampfer P, Schumann P, Steiner R, Lubitz W, Busse HJ. Citricoccus muralis gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel actinobacterium isolated from a medieval wall painting. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:2095-2100.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 5
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 5
Total number of child taxa: 5

Parent taxon: Micrococcaceae Pribram 1929 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Zhi XY, Li WJ, Stackebrandt E. An update of the structure and 16S rRNA gene sequence-based definition of higher ranks of the class Actinobacteria, with the proposal of two new suborders and four new families and emended descriptions of the existing higher taxa. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:589-608.

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