Name: Oceanospirillum Hylemon et al. 1973 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. okeanos, ocean; Gr. fem. n. speƮra, a spiral; N.L. neut. dim. n. spirillum, a small spiral; N.L. neut. dim. n. Oceanospirillum, a small spiral (organism) from the ocean (seawater)

Gender: neuter

Type species: Oceanospirillum linum (Williams and Rittenberg 1957) Hylemon et al. 1973 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Hylemon PB, Wells Jr. JS, Krieg NR, Jannasch HW. The genus Spirillum: A taxonomic study. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1973; 23:340-380.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 6
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 14
Total number of child taxa: 15

Parent taxon: Oceanospirillaceae Garrity et al. 2005

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Family I. Oceanospirillaceae fam. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part B (The Gammaproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 271.

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