Name: Lachnospira Bryant and Small 1956 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. lachnos, wool; Gr. fem. n. spira, a coil; N.L. fem. n. Lachnospira, named for the filamentous or “wooly” colonies formed in agar by curved or helical cells of Lachnospira multipara

Type species: Lachnospira multipara corrig. Bryant and Small 1956 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Bryant MP, Small N. Characteristics of two new genera of anaerobic curved rods isolated from the rumen of cattle. J Bacteriol 1956; 72:22-26.

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: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 3

Parent taxon: Lachnospiraceae Rainey 2010

Assigned by: Rainey FA. Family V. Lachnospiraceae fam. nov. In: De Vos P, Garrity GM, Jones D, Krieg NR, Ludwig W, Rainey FA, K.-H. S, Whitman WB (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 3 (The Firmicutes), Springer, New York, 2009, p. 921.

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