Name: Pelistega Vandamme et al. 1998

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. peleia, pigeon; Gr. fem. n. stegĂȘ, roof, chamber, house, (or stega); N.L. fem. n. Pelistega, refers to the bacteria living in pigeons

Type species: Pelistega europaea Vandamme et al. 1998

Valid publication: Vandamme P, Segers P, Ryll M, Hommez J, Vancanneyt M, Coopman R, De Baere R, Van de Peer Y, Kersters K, De Wachter R, et al. Pelistega europaea gen. nov., sp. nov., a bacterium associated with respiratory disease in pigeons: taxonomic structure and phylogenetic allocation. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:431-440.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 3

Parent taxon: Alcaligenaceae De Ley et al. 1986

Assigned by: Prakash O, Munot H, Nimonkar Y, Sharma M, Kumbhare S, Shouche YS. Description of Pelistega indica sp. nov., isolated from human gut. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:1389-1394.

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