Name: "Levispirillum" Pot and Gillis 2005

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Le.vi.spi.ril’lum L. masc. adj. laevus, left; M.L. dim. neut. n. spirillum, small spiral; N.L. neut. dim. n. Levispirillum, small spiral-shaped bacteria with left-turning helix

Type species: "Levispirillum itersonii" (Giesberger 1936) Pot and Gillis 2005

Original publication: Pot B, Gillis M. Genus III. Levispirillum gen. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 27-28.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Correct name: Novispirillum Yoon et al. 2007

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 0
Total number of child taxa: 2

Parent taxon: Rhodospirillaceae Pfennig and Trüper 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Pot B, Gillis M. Genus III. Levispirillum gen. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 27-28.

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