Name: Ponticoccus Hwang and Cho 2008
Etymology: Pon.ti.coc’cus. L. masc. n. pontus, the sea; N.L. masc. n. coccus, berry; N.L. masc. n. Ponticoccus, coccus from the sea
Gender: masculine (stem: Ponticocc-)
Type species: Ponticoccus litoralis Hwang and Cho 2008
Conduct genome-based taxonomy of genus at TYGS
Valid publication: Hwang CY, Cho BC. Ponticoccus litoralis gen. nov., sp. nov., a marine bacterium in the family Rhodobacteraceae. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:1332-1338.
IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 58, part 6 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:1995-1996.
Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP
Taxonomic status: correct name
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 5
|Name||Nomenclatural status||Taxonomic status|
|"Ponticoccus alexandrii" Yang et al. 2018||not validly published||preferred name (not correct name)|
|"Ponticoccus gilvus" Lee and Lee 2008||not validly published||preferred name (not correct name)|
|Ponticoccus lacteus Yang et al. 2015||validly published under the ICNP||synonym|
|Ponticoccus litoralis Hwang and Cho 2008||validly published under the ICNP||correct name|
|Ponticoccus marisrubri Zhang et al. 2017||validly published under the ICNP||synonym|
Parent taxon: Roseobacteraceae Liang et al. 2021
Assigned by: Liang KYH, Orata FD, Boucher YF, Case RJ. Roseobacters in a Sea of Poly- and Paraphyly: Whole Genome-Based Taxonomy of the Family Rhodobacteraceae and the Proposal for the Split of the "Roseobacter Clade" Into a Novel Family, Roseobacteraceae fam. nov. Front Microbiol 2021; 12:683109.
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