Later homonym of the fungal genus Pirella Bainier 1883; the name is illegitimate because of the precedence of a fungal genus.
The name Pirella is illegitimate because of precedence of the fungal genus Pirella Bainier 1883 [Rule 51b(4)]. Consequently, a new genus designation Pirellula has been proposed by Schlesner and Hirsch 1987.Publication:
Schlesner H, Hirsch P. Rejection of the genus name Pirella for pear-shaped budding bacteria and proposal to create the genus Pirellula gen. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1987; 37:441.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2 Total number of child taxa: 2