heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
For the type species of this genus another name is in use, which is affiliated with the genus Colwellia Deming et al. 1988.Publication:
Xu ZX, Zhang HX, Han JR, Dunlap CA, Rooney AP, Mu DS, Du ZJ. Colwellia agarivorans sp. nov., an agar-digesting marine bacterium isolated from coastal seawater. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:1969-1974.
Pseudocolwellia is the correct name if this genus is regarded as a separate genus (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another genus whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority).
Colwellia was demonstrated in the analysis be Liu et al. (2020) to not be monophyletic. However, this was only caused by the placement of Litorilituus, which made Colwellia paraphyletic. This genus could have been included in Colwellia, which would have been the more conservative solution than proposing two new genera.Publication:
Parte AC, Sarda Carbasse J, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Reimer LC, Goker M. List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN) moves to the DSMZ. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:5607-5612.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1 Total number of child taxa: 1