Name: Pfennigia Tindall 1999

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Pfennigia, named after Norbert Pfennig, in recognition of his contribution to the biology and taxonomy of anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria

Gender: feminine

Type species: Pfennigia purpurea (Eichler and Pfennig 1989) Tindall 1999

Valid publication: Tindall BJ. Taxonomic note: transfer of Amoebobacter purpureus to the genus Pfennigia gen. nov. as Pfennigia purpurea comb. nov., on the basis of the illegitimate proposal to make Amoebobacter purpureus the type species of the genus Amoebobacter. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1999; 49:1307-1308.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 49, part 3 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:1327-1328.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Lamprocystis Schroeter 1886 (Approved Lists 1980)

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Chromatiaceae Bavendamm 1924 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Imhoff JF. Transfer of Pfennigia purpurea tindall 1999 (Amoebobacter purpureus Eichler and Pfennig 1988) to the genus Lamprocystis as Lamprocystis purpurea comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:1699-1701.

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