Name: Gallionella Ehrenberg 1838 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. dim. n. Gallionella, named for B. Gallion, a customs agent and zoologist (1782-1839) in Dieppe, France

Gender: feminine

Type species: Gallionella ferruginea Ehrenberg 1838 (Approved Lists 1980)

Original publication: Ehrenberg CG. Die Infusionsthierchen als vollkommene Organismen. L. Voss, Leipzig, 1838.

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: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Gallionellaceae Henrici and Johnson 1935 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Henrici AT, Johnson D. Studies of freshwater bacteria. Journal of Bacteriology 1935; 29:3-4.

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