Etymology: Lu.mi.ni’phi.lus L. n. lumen -inis, light; N.L. masc. adj. philus, friend, loving; from Gr. masc. adj. philos; N.L. masc. n. Luminiphilus, bacterium loving light, referring to the utilization of light for the promotion of growth
Type species: Luminiphilus syltensis Spring et al. 2013
Effective publication: Spring S, Riedel T, Sproer C, Yan S, Harder J, Fuchs BM. Taxonomy and evolution of bacteriochlorophyll a-containing members of the OM60/NOR5 clade of marine gammaproteobacteria: description of Luminiphilus syltensis gen. nov., sp. nov., reclassification of Haliea rubra as Pseudohaliea rubra gen. nov., comb. nov., and emendation of Chromatocurvus halotolerans. BMC Microbiol 2013; 13:118.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1
|Name||Nomenclatural status||Taxonomic status|
|Luminiphilus syltensis Spring et al. 2013||validly published||correct name|
Parent taxon: Halieaceae Spring et al. 2015
Assigned by: Spring S, Scheuner C, Goker M, Klenk HP. A taxonomic framework for emerging groups of ecologically important marine gammaproteobacteria based on the reconstruction of evolutionary relationships using genome-scale data. Front Microbiol 2015; 6:281.