Genus Empedobacter

Name: Empedobacter (ex Prévot 1961) Vandamme et al. 1994

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov., nom. rev.

Etymology: Gr. adj. empedos, fixed, immovable; N.L. masc. n. bacter, a small rod; N.L. masc. n. Empedobacter, nonmotile rod

Type species: Empedobacter brevis (Holmes and Owen 1982) Vandamme et al. 1994

Valid publication: Vandamme P, Bernardet JF, Segers P, Kersters K, Holmes B. New perspectives in the classification of the flavobacteria: description of Chryseobacterium gen. nov., Bergeyella gen. nov., and Empedobacter nom. rev. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1994; 44:827-831.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4
Total number of child taxa: 5

Parent taxon: Flavobacteriaceae Reichenbach 1992

Assigned by: Bernardet JF, Segers P, Vancanneyt M, Berthe F, Kersters K, Vandamme P. Cutting a Gordian knot: emended classification and description of the genus Flavobacterium, emended description of the family Flavobacteriaceae, and proposal of Flavobacterium hydatis nom. nov. (basonym, Cytophaga aquatilis Strohl and Tait 1978). Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1996; 46:128-148.

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