Name: Macrococcus Kloos et al. 1998

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Ma.cro.coc’cus Gr. adj. macrus, large; Gr. masc. n. kokkos, a grain or berry; N.L. masc. n. Macrococcus, a large coccus

Type species: Macrococcus equipercicus Kloos et al. 1998

Valid publication: Kloos WE, Ballard DN, George CG, Webster JA, Hubner RJ, Ludwig W, Schleifer KH, Fiedler F, Schubert K. Delimiting the genus Staphylococcus through description of Macrococcus caseolyticus gen. nov., comb. nov. and Macrococcus equipercicus sp. nov., and Macrococcus bovicus sp. no. and Macrococcus carouselicus sp. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:859-877.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 11
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 11
Total number of child taxa: 11

Parent taxon: Staphylococcaceae Schleifer and Bell 2010

Assigned by: Schleifer K-H, Bell JA. Family VIII. Staphylococcaceae 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. 392.

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