Name: Halorhodospira Imhoff and Süling 1997

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. masc. n. hals, halos, salt; Gr. n. rhodon, the rose; Gr. fem. n. spira, the spiral; N.L. fem. n. Halorhodospira, the spiral rose from salt lakes

Type species: Halorhodospira halophila (Raymond and Sistrom 1969) Imhoff and Süling 1997

Effective publication: Imhoff JF, Suling J. The phylogenetic relationship among Ectothiorhodospiraceae: a reevaluation of their taxonomy on the basis of 16S rDNA analyses. Arch Microbiol 1996; 165:106-113.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 62. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:915-916.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 4
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4
Total number of child taxa: 4

Parent taxon: Ectothiorhodospiraceae Imhoff 1984

Assigned by: Imhoff JF, Suling J. The phylogenetic relationship among Ectothiorhodospiraceae: a reevaluation of their taxonomy on the basis of 16S rDNA analyses. Arch Microbiol 1996; 165:106-113.

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