Ewing WH, McWhorter AC, Escobar MR, Lubin AH. Edwardsiella, a new genus of Enterobacteriaceae based on a new species, E. tarda. International Bulletin of Bacteriological Nomenclature and Taxonomy 1965; 15:33-38.
Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.
validly published under the ICNP
Boone et al. (2001) assigned this genus to the family Enterobacteriaceae Rahn 1937 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Garrity GM, Holt JG. The Road Map to the Manual. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria), Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001, p. 119-166.
The type species of this genus has alternatively been placed in the genus "Paracolobactrum" Borman et al. 1944.Publication:
Hoshina T. On a new bacterium, Paracolobactrum anguillimortiferum n. sp. Bulletin of the Society of Scientific Fisheries (Japan) 1962; 28:162-164.
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Edwardisella"; "Edwardsiclla"; "Edwardsiela"; "Edwardsielta"; "Edwardsietla"; "Edwardsrella"; "Edwardviella"; "Edwarsiella".
The phylogenomic assignment score of this taxon is 0.03902 (N = 4).
The authority of the taxon name (Ewing and McWhorter) deliberately differs from the authors of the publication (Ewing et al.).
The BRCs most frequently used for deposits in this group are: DSM: 7; CCUG: 5; ATCC: 4; NCTC: 4; JCM: 4; LMG: 2; NCCB: 2; NCIMB: 1; MCCC: 1.
Edwardsiella Ewing and McWhorter 1965 (Approved Lists 1980) is a later homonym of a genus name with standing in the zoological (animal) nomenclature: Edwardsiella Andres, 1883. Principle 2 of the 2008 Code is not retroactive, so the name does not contravene the Code because of this homonymy. — Crook M. Personal communication, 2021-08-19.
Pittman et al. (1991) suggested the abbreviation "EDWL" for this genus name but this does not appear to be of practical relevance any longer.Publication:
Pittman KF, Walczak CA, Lock CM. Codes and abbreviations for approved of effectively published names of genera of bacteria published from January 1980 to December 1990. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1991; 41:571-579.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 5 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 6 Total number of child taxa: 6
Adeolu M, Alnajar S, Naushad S, S Gupta R. Genome-based phylogeny and taxonomy of the 'Enterobacteriales': proposal for Enterobacterales ord. nov. divided into the families Enterobacteriaceae, Erwiniaceae fam. nov., Pectobacteriaceae fam. nov., Yersiniaceae fam. nov., Hafniaceae fam. nov., Morganellaceae fam. nov., and Budviciaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:5575-5599.
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