Schlesner and Hirsch (1984) assigned this genus to the family "Planctomycetaceae".Publication:
Schlesner H, Hirsch P. Assignment of ATCC 27377 to Pirella gen. nov. as Pirella staleyi comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1984; 34:492-495.
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
Dedysh SN, Kulichevskaya IS, Beletsky AV, Ivanova AA, Rijpstra WIC, Damste JSS, Mardanov AV, Ravin NV. Lacipirellula parvula gen. nov., sp. nov., representing a lineage of planctomycetes widespread in low-oxygen habitats, description of the family Lacipirellulaceae fam. nov. and proposal of the orders Pirellulales ord. nov., Gemmatales ord. nov. and Isosphaerales ord. nov. Syst Appl Microbiol 2020; 43:126050.
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