Li.ba.ni.coc’cus. N.L. masc. n.Libanicoccus, composed of Liban, the country of origin of the microbiologist who first cultivated strain Marseille-P3237T, and coccus for the shape of bacterial cells
Bilen M, Cadoret F, Richez M, Tomei E, Daoud Z, Raoult D, Fournier PE. Libanicoccus massiliensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a new bacterium isolated from human stool. New Microbes New Infect 2018; 21:63-71.
Oren A, Garrity GM. Validation list no. 181. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018; 68:1411-1417.
validly published under the ICNP
heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
For the type species of this genus another name is in use, which is affiliated with the genus Parolsenella Sakamoto et al. 2018.Publication:
Sakamoto M, Ikeyama N, Murakami T, Mori H, Yuki M, Ohkuma M. Comparative genomics of Parolsenella catena and Libanicoccus massiliensis: Reclassification of Libanicoccus massiliensis as Parolsenella massiliensis comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019; 69:1123-1129.
Libanicoccus is the correct name if this genus is regarded as a separate genus (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another genus whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority).
See also Bilen et al. (2017).Publication:
Bilen M, Cadoret F, Fournier PE, Daoud Z, Raoult D. "Libanicoccus massiliensis" gen. nov., sp. nov., a new bacterium isolated from a stool sample from a pygmy woman. New Microbes New Infect 2017; 15:40-41.
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