Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Elstera, named after Hans-Joachim Elster, a German limnologist working on Lake Constance who was one of the first to establish the importance of the littoral zone for the lake ecosystem
Type species: Elstera litoralis Rahalkar et al. 2012
Valid publication: Rahalkar M, Bahulikar RA, Deutzmann JS, Kroth PG, Schink B. Elstera litoralis gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from stone biofilms of Lake Constance, Germany. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:1750-1754.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 2
Parent taxon: Azospirillaceae Hördt et al. 2020
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.