Name: Geodermatophilus Luedemann 1968 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. gĂȘ, earth; Gr. n. derma -atos, skin; N.L. masc. adj. philus, friend, loving; from Gr. masc. adj. philos; N.L. masc. n. Geodermatophilus, (bacteria) loving earth and skin (a group of microorganisms that live in the soil, yet that love the skin, by analogy to the genus Dermatophilus, the actinobacterial genus causing a skin disease, that has similar morphological features)

Type species: Geodermatophilus obscurus Luedemann 1968 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Luedemann GM. Geodermatophilus, a new genus of the Dermatophilaceae (Actinomycetales). J Bacteriol 1968; 96:1848-1858.

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

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 20
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 24
Total number of child taxa: 25

Parent taxon: Geodermatophilaceae Normand 2006

Assigned by: Normand P. Geodermatophilaceae fam. nov., a formal description. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:2277-2278.

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