Name: Croceicoccus Xu et al. 2009

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. masc. adj. croceus, yellow, golden; M.L. masc. n. coccus, grain or berry; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos; N.L. masc. n. Croceicoccus, yellow coccus, referring to a yellow coccoid-shaped bacterium

Type species: Croceicoccus marinus Xu et al. 2009

Valid publication: Xu XW, Wu YH, Wang CS, Wang XG, Oren A, Wu M. Croceicoccus marinus gen. nov., sp. nov., a yellow-pigmented bacterium from deep-sea sediment, and emended description of the family Erythrobacteraceae. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:2247-2253.

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: Erythrobacteraceae Lee et al. 2005

Assigned by: Xu XW, Wu YH, Wang CS, Wang XG, Oren A, Wu M. Croceicoccus marinus gen. nov., sp. nov., a yellow-pigmented bacterium from deep-sea sediment, and emended description of the family Erythrobacteraceae. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:2247-2253.

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