Name: Herpetosiphon Holt and Lewin 1968 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. neut. n. herpeton, gliding animal, reptile; Gr. masc. n. siphôn, tube, pipe; N.L. masc. n. Herpetosiphon, gliding tube

Gender: masculine

Type species: Herpetosiphon aurantiacus Holt and Lewin 1968 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Holt JG, Lewin RA. Herpetosiphon aurantiacus gen. et sp. n., a new filamentous gliding organism. J Bacteriol 1968; 95:2407-2408.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 5
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 8
Total number of child taxa: 9

Parent taxon: Herpetosiphonaceae Gupta et al. 2013

Assigned by: Gupta RS, Chander P, George S. Phylogenetic framework and molecular signatures for the class Chloroflexi and its different clades; proposal for division of the class Chloroflexia class. nov. [corrected] into the suborder Chloroflexineae subord. nov., consisting of the emended family Oscillochloridaceae and the family Chloroflexaceae fam. nov., and the suborder Roseiflexineae subord. nov., containing the family Roseiflexaceae fam. nov. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2013; 103:99-119.

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Record number: 515798