Genus Halospina

Name: Halospina Sorokin et al. 2006

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. masc. n. hals, halos, salt; L. fem. n. spina, spine; N.L. fem. n. Halospina, a salt (loving) spine (long thin rod)

Type species: Halospina denitrificans Sorokin et al. 2006

Valid publication: Sorokin DY, Tourova TP, Galinski EA, Belloch C, Tindall BJ. Extremely halophilic denitrifying bacteria from hypersaline inland lakes, Halovibrio denitrificans sp. nov. and Halospina denitrificans gen. nov., sp. nov., and evidence that the genus name Halovibrio Fendrich 1989 with the type species Halovibrio variabilis should be associated with DSM 3050. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:379-388.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

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: Hahellaceae Garrity et al. 2005

Assigned by: Han Y, Zhao R, Yu T, Li Z, Zhang XH. Allohahella marinimesophila gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from seawater and reclassification of Hahella antarctica as Allohahella antarctica comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:3207-3213.

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