Name: Martelella Rivas et al. 2005

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. dim. n. Martelella, in honour of the French explorer E. Martel, who, in 1896, discovered Lake Martel inside the caves of Drach in Mallorca, the site where the micro-organism was isolated

Type species: Martelella mediterranea Rivas et al. 2005

Valid publication: Rivas R, Sanchez-Marquez S, Mateos PF, Martinez-Molina E, Velazquez E. Martelella mediterranea gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel alpha-proteobacterium isolated from a subterranean saline lake. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:955-959.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 7
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 7
Total number of child taxa: 8

Parent taxon: "Aurantimonadaceae" Garrity et al. 2003

Assigned by: Kim MS, Hoa KT, Baik KS, Park SC, Seong CN. Aurantimonas frigidaquae sp. nov., isolated from a water-cooling system. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:1142-1146.

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