Genus "Candidatus Epulopiscium"

Name: "Candidatus Epulopiscium" Montgomery and Pollak 1988

Category: Genus

Proposed as: Candidatus

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Epulopiscium, From the Latin “epulo, ” guest at a banquet, and “piscium, ” of a fish

Gender: neuter

Type species: "Candidatus Epulopiscium fishelsoni" Montgomery and Pollak 1988

Original publication: Montgomery WL, Pollak PE. Epulopiscium fishelsoni n. g., n. sp., a protist of uncertain taxonomic affinities from the gut of a herbivorous reef fish. J Protozool 1988; 35:565-569.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM, Parker CT, Chuvochina M, Trujillo ME. Candidatus list no. 1. Lists of names of prokaryotic Candidatus taxa. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:3956-4042.

Nomenclatural status: inaccurate spelling

Taxonomic status: misspelling (and no standing)

Preferred name: "Candidatus Epulonipiscium" corrig. Montgomery and Pollak 1988


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 0
Total number of child taxa: 2

Parent taxon: Lachnospiraceae Rainey 2010

Assigned by: Sannino DR, Arroyo FA, Pepe-Ranney C, Chen W, Volland JM, Elisabeth NH, Angert ER. The exceptional form and function of the giant bacterium Ca. Epulopiscium viviparus revolves around its sodium motive force. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2023; 120:e2306160120.

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Record number: 249
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