Name: Rickettsiella Philip 1956 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Rickettsia, genus of parasitic bacteria; L. fem. dim. suff. -ella, diminutive ending; N.L. fem. dim. n. Rickettsiella, small Rickettsia

Type species: Rickettsiella popilliae (Dutky and Gooden 1952) Philip 1956 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Philip CB. Comments on the classification of the order Rickettsiales. Can J Microbiol 1956; 2:261-270.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 4
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4
Total number of child taxa: 4

Parent taxon: Coxiellaceae Garrity et al. 2005

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Family II. Coxiellaceae fam. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part B (The Gammaproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 237.

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