Pa.ra.pon.ti.xan.tho.bac’ter Gr. pref.para-, beside, alongside of, near, like; N.L. masc. n.Pontixanthobacter, a genus name; N.L. masc. n.Parapontixanthobacter, near or like Pontixanthobacter
Xu L, Sun C, Fang C, Oren A, Xu XW. Genomic-based taxonomic classification of the family Erythrobacteraceae. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:4470-4495.
The type species of this genus has alternatively been placed in the genus Altererythrobacter Kwon et al. 2007.Publication:
Zhang G, Yang Y, Wang L. Altererythrobacter aurantiacus sp. nov., isolated from deep-sea sediment. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2016; 109:1245-1251.
The distinct name Alteripontixanthobacter from the same publication has a similar spelling.
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