Name: Halpernia Nicholson et al. 2020

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Hal.per’ni.a N.L. fem. n. Halpernia, named after Malka Halpern, Professor at University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel, in recognition of her many contributions to the study of the genus Chryseobacterium and related genera

Gender: feminine

Type species: Halpernia frigidisoli (Bajerski et al. 2013) Nicholson et al. 2020

Valid publication: Nicholson AC, Gulvik CA, Whitney AM, Humrighouse BW, Bell ME, Holmes B, Steigerwalt AG, Villarma A, Sheth M, Batra D, et al. Division of the genus Chryseobacterium: Observation of discontinuities in amino acid identity values, a possible consequence of major extinction events, guides transfer of nine species to the genus Epilithonimonas, eleven species to the genus Kaistella, and three species to the genus Halpernia gen. nov., with description of Kaistella daneshvariae sp. nov. and Epilithonimonas vandammei sp. nov. derived from clinical specimens. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:4432-4450.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Chryseobacterium Vandamme et al. 1994

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 3

Parent taxon: Weeksellaceae García-López et al. 2020

Assigned by: Nicholson AC, Gulvik CA, Whitney AM, Humrighouse BW, Bell ME, Holmes B, Steigerwalt AG, Villarma A, Sheth M, Batra D, et al. Division of the genus Chryseobacterium: Observation of discontinuities in amino acid identity values, a possible consequence of major extinction events, guides transfer of nine species to the genus Epilithonimonas, eleven species to the genus Kaistella, and three species to the genus Halpernia gen. nov., with description of Kaistella daneshvariae sp. nov. and Epilithonimonas vandammei sp. nov. derived from clinical specimens. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:4432-4450.

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