Genus Clostridium

Name: Clostridium Prazmowski 1880 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Clos.tri’ Gr. n. closter, a spindle; N.L. neut. dim. n. Clostridium, a small spindle

Type species: Clostridium butyricum Prazmowski 1880 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Prazmowski A. Untersuchung über die Entwickelungsgeschichte und Fermentwirkung einiger Bacterien-Arten. Inaugural Dissertation. Hugo Voigt, Leipzig, 1880.

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


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 148
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 236
Total number of child taxa: 258

Parent taxon: Clostridiaceae Pribram 1933 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Pribram E. Klassification der Schizomyceten. F. Deuticke, Leipzig, 1933.

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