Name: Pirella Schlesner and Hirsch 1984

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. n. pirum, pear; L. fem. dim. suff. -ella, diminutive ending; N.L. fem. dim. n. Pirella, a small pear, referring to the shape of the bacterium

Type species: Pirella staleyi Schlesner and Hirsch 1984

Valid 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.

Nomenclatural status: validly published, illegitimate name

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Pirellula Schlesner and Hirsch 1987


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

Parent taxon: Planctomycetaceae Schlesner and Stackebrandt 1987

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