Name: Flammeovirga Nakagawa et al. 1997

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. masc. adj. flammeus, flame-colored; L. fem. n. virga, rod; N.L. fem. n. Flammeovirga, fire-colored rod

Type species: Flammeovirga aprica (Reichenbach 1989) Nakagawa et al. 1997

Valid publication: Nakagawa Y, Hamana K, Sakane T, Yamasato K. Reclassification of Cytophaga aprica (Lewin 1969) Reichenbach 1989 in Flammeovirga gen. nov. as Flammeovirga aprica comb. nov. and of Cytophaga diffluens (ex Stanier 1940; emend. Lewin 1969) Reichenbach 1989 in Persicobacter gen. nov. as Persicobacter diffluens comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1997; 47:220-223.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 6
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 6
Total number of child taxa: 6

Parent taxon: Flammeovirgaceae Yoon et al. 2011

Assigned by: Yoon J, Adachi K, Park S, Kasai H, Yokota A. Aureibacter tunicatorum gen. nov., sp. nov., a marine bacterium isolated from a coral reef sea squirt, and description of Flammeovirgaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:2342-2347.

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