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.
homotypic synonym, validly published, illegitimate name
Schlesner et al. 2004
Schlesner H, Rensmann C, Tindall BJ, Gade D, Rabus R, Pfeiffer S, Hirsch P. Taxonomic heterogeneity within the Planctomycetales as derived by DNA-DNA hybridization, description of Rhodopirellula baltica gen. nov., sp. nov., transfer of Pirellula marina to the genus Blastopirellula gen. nov. as Blastopirellula marina comb. nov. and emended description of the genus Pirellula. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:1567-1580. Notes:
Emendation accompanied by the removal of 1 species from the genus.
Nomenclatural type of the order "Pirellulales" Dedysh et al. 2019.Publication:
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.
The type species of this genus has alternatively been placed in the genus Pirella Schlesner and Hirsch 1984.Publication:
Schlesner H, Hirsch P. Assignment of ATCC 27377to Pirella gen. nov. as Pirella staleyi comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1984; 34:492-495.
Replaces the illegitimate name Pirella Bainier 1883.
The name Pirella Schlesner and Hirsch 1984 was illegitimate because of precedence of the fungal genus Pirella Bainier 1883 [Rule 51b(4)].
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2 Total number of child taxa: 2