Name: Escherichia Castellani and Chalmers 1919 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Escherichia, named after Theodor Escherich, who isolated the type species of the genus

Type species: Escherichia coli (Migula 1895) Castellani and Chalmers 1919 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Castellani A, Chalmers AJ. Manual of Tropical Medicine, 3rd ed. Williams Wood and Co., New York, 1919.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published, conserved name

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 5
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 8
Total number of child taxa: 8

Parent taxon: Enterobacteriaceae (ex Rahn 1937) Ewing et al. 1980

Assigned by: Ewing WH, Farmer Iii JJ, Brenner DJ. Proposal of Enterobacteriaceae fam. nov., nom. rev. to replace Enterobacteriaceae Rahn 1937, nom. fam. cons. (Opin. 15, Jud. Comm. 1958), which lost standing in nomenclature on 1 January 1980. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1980; 30:674-675.

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