Baumann L, Bowditch RD, Baumann P. Description of Deleya gen. nov. created to accommodate the marine species Alcaligenes aestus, A. pacificus, A. cupidus, A. venustus, and Pseudomonas marina. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1983; 33:793-802.
validly published under the ICNP
heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Akagawa and Yamasato 1989
Akagawa M, Yamasato K. Synonymy of Alcaligenes aquamarinus, Alcaligenes faecalis subsp. homari, and Deleya aesta: Deleya aquamarina comb. nov. as the type species of the genus Deleya. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1989; 39:462-466. Notes:
Emendation accompanied by the proposal of 1 new species in the genus.
Deleya aesta (Baumann et al. 1972) Baumann et al. 1983, Alcaligenes aquamarinus (ZoBell and Upham 1944) Hendrie et al. 1974 (Approved Lists 1980) and Alcaligenes faecalis subsp. homari Austin et al. 1981 are members of a single species of the genus Deleya Baumann et al. 1983. Akagawa and Yamasato 1989 invoked Rules 23a and 51b of the Bacteriological Code (1976 Revision) and came to the conclusion that the oldest synonym within these three species was Alcaligenes aquamarinus, and, therefore, proposed that the combination Deleya aquamarina be created. With the recognition of Deleya aesta as a synonym of Deleya aquamarina, the type species of the genus Deleya must be changed to Deleya aquamarina.
For the type species of this genus another name is in use, which is affiliated with the genus Halomonas Vreeland et al. 1980.Publication:
Dobson SJ, Franzmann PD. Unification of the genera Deleya (Baumann et al. 1983), Halomonas (Vreeland et al. 1980), and Halovibrio (Fendrich 1988) and the species Paracoccus halodenitrificans (Robinson and Gibbons 1952) into a single genus, Halomonas, and placement of the genus Zymobacter in the family Halomonadaceae. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1996; 46:550-558.
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Defeya"; "Deleyii"; "Deleyu"; "Deleyva".
Deleya 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).
The interpretation presented by Akagawa and Yamasato (1989), is incorrect, since they did not take Rules 15 and 17 of the Bacteriological Code into consideration. These Rules override Rule 51b and mean that the type species of the genus Deleya Baumann et al. 1983 remains Deleya aesta (Baumann et al. 1972) Baumann et al. 1983, despite the fact that Alcaligenes aquamarinus (ZoBell and Upham 1944) Hendrie et al. 1974 is older. Thus, the proposal to adopt the combination Deleya aquamarina (ZoBell and Upham 1944) Akagawa and Yamasato 1989, as the type species of the genus Deleya contravenes two of the Rules of the Bacteriological Code. Firstly the proposal to change the type species of the genus Deleya contravenes Rule 15. In addition, instead of the combination Deleya aquamarina Akagawa and Yamasato 1989 the authors should have adopted the name Deleya aesta [Rule 51b (1)].Publication:
Parker CT, Tindall BJ, Garrity GM. International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019; 69:S1-S111.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 8 Total number of child taxa: 8