Genus Halobacillus

Name: Halobacillus Spring et al. 1996

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. masc. n. hals, halos, salt; N.L. masc. n. bacillus, rod; N.L. masc. n. Halobacillus, a salt(-loving) rod

Type species: Halobacillus halophilus (Claus et al. 1984) Spring et al. 1996

Valid publication: Spring S, Ludwig W, Marquez MC, Ventosa A, Schleifer KH. Halobacillus gen. nov., with descriptions of Halobacillus litoralis sp. nov., and Halobacillus trueperi sp. nov., and transfer of Sporosarcina halophila to Halobacillus halophilus comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1996; 46:492-496.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 21
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 21
Total number of child taxa: 23

Parent taxon: Bacillaceae Fischer 1895 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Ludwig W, Schleifer K-H, Whitman WB. Class I. Bacilli class nov. In: De Vos P, Garrity GM, Jones D, Krieg NR, Ludwig W, Rainey FA, K.-H. S, Whitman WB (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 3 (The Firmicutes), Springer, New York, 2009, p. 19-20.

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