Name: Herbivorax Koeck et al. 2016

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Her.bi.vo’rax L. fem. n. herba, plant; L. adj. vorax, voracious; N.L. masc. n. Herbivorax, feeding on plant biomass, pertaining to the degradation of plant cellulose fibers in anaerobic digesters

Type species: Herbivorax saccincola Koeck et al. 2016

Valid publication: Koeck DE, Mechelke M, Zverlov VV, Liebl W, Schwarz WH. Herbivorax saccincola gen. nov., sp. nov., a cellulolytic, anaerobic, thermophilic bacterium isolated via in sacco enrichments from a lab-scale biogas reactor. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:4458-4463.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 66, part 11 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:179-182.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Acetivibrio Patel et al. 1980

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Oscillospiraceae Peshkoff 1940 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Tindall BJ. The names Hungateiclostridium Zhang et al. 2018, Hungateiclostridium thermocellum (Viljoen et al. 1926) Zhang et al. 2018, Hungateiclostridium cellulolyticum (Patel et al. 1980) Zhang et al. 2018, Hungateiclostridium aldrichii (Yang et al. 1990) Zhang et al. 2018, Hungateiclostridium alkalicellulosi (Zhilina et al. 2006) Zhang et al. 2018, Hungateiclostridium clariflavum (Shiratori et al. 2009) Zhang et al. 2018, Hungateiclostridium straminisolvens (Kato et al. 2004) Zhang et al. 2018 and Hungateiclostridium saccincola (Koeck et al. 2016) Zhang et al. 2018 contravene Rule 51b of the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes and require replacement names in the genus Acetivibrio Patel et al. 1980. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019; 69:3927-3932.

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