Name: Occidentia Mediannikov et al. 2017

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Oc.ci.den’tia N.L. fem. n. Occidentia, of the occident, for the western part of Africa where the tick from which the type strain was isolated, was collected, and in contrast with Orientia, the name of its phylogenetically closest relative, distributed in Asia

Gender: feminine

Type species: Occidentia massiliensis Mediannikov et al. 2017

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Mediannikov O, Nguyen TT, Bell-Sakyi L, Padmanabhan R, Fournier PE, Raoult D. High quality draft genome sequence and description of Occidentia massiliensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a new member of the family Rickettsiaceae. Stand Genomic Sci 2014; 9:9.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Validation list no. 176. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:2075-2078.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

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

Parent taxon: Rickettsiaceae Pinkerton 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Mediannikov O, Nguyen TT, Bell-Sakyi L, Padmanabhan R, Fournier PE, Raoult D. High quality draft genome sequence and description of Occidentia massiliensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a new member of the family Rickettsiaceae. Stand Genomic Sci 2014; 9:9.

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Record number: 519220