Name: Elkelangia Hördt et al. 2020

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: El.ke.lang’i.a N.L. fem. n. Elkelangia, named after Elke Lang, a German microbiologist known for her work as long term curator of Gram negative bacteria at DSMZ

Gender: feminine

Type species: Elkelangia baekryungensis (Yoon et al. 2005) Hördt et al. 2020

Effective publication: Hordt A, Lopez MG, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Schleuning M, Weinhold LM, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Kyrpides NC, Woyke T, Goker M. Analysis of 1,000+ Type-Strain Genomes Substantially Improves Taxonomic Classification of Alphaproteobacteria. Front Microbiol 2020; 11:468.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Validation list no. 194. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:4043-4049.

Nomenclatural status: validly published, illegitimate name

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Novosphingopyxis Feng et al. 2020

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Sphingomonadaceae Kosako et al. 2000

Assigned by: Hordt A, Lopez MG, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Schleuning M, Weinhold LM, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Kyrpides NC, Woyke T, Goker M. Analysis of 1,000+ Type-Strain Genomes Substantially Improves Taxonomic Classification of Alphaproteobacteria. Front Microbiol 2020; 11:468.

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Record number: 11045