Imhoff JF, Petri R, Suling J. Reclassification of species of the spiral-shaped phototrophic purple non-sulfur bacteria of the alpha-Proteobacteria: description of the new genera Phaeospirillum gen. nov., Rhodovibrio gen. nov., Rhodothalassium gen. nov. and Roseospira gen. nov. as well as transfer of Rhodospirillum fulvum to Phaeospirillum fulvum comb. nov., of Rhodospirillum molischianum to Phaeospirillum molischianum comb. nov., of Rhodospirillum salinarum to Rhodovibrio salexigens. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:793-798.
Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 48, part 3 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:1085-1087.
validly published under the ICNP
Guyoneaud et al. 2002
Guyoneaud R, Moune S, Eatock C, Bothorel V, Hirschler-Rea A, Willison J, Duran R, Liesack W, Herbert R, Matheron R, et al. Characterization of three spiral-shaped purple nonsulfur bacteria isolated from coastal lagoon sediments, saline sulfur springs, and microbial mats: emended description of the genus Roseospira and description of Roseospira marina sp. nov., Roseospira navarrensis sp. nov., and Roseospira thiosulfatophila sp. nov. Arch Microbiol 2002; 178:315-324.
Euzeby JP. Validation list no. 94. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:1701-1702. Notes:
Emendation accompanied by the proposal of 2 new species in the genus.
The type species of this genus has alternatively been placed in the genus Rhodospirillum Molisch 1907 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Kompantseva EI, Gorlenko VM. A new species of moderately halopholic purple bacterium Rhodospirillum mediosalinum sp. nov. Mikrobiologiya 1984; 53:954-961.
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Roseaspira".
The e-mail address of the corresponding author given in the effective publication is not functional any more.
This taxon was discussed in a meeting of a Taxonomic Subcommittee of the ICSP.Publication:
Imhoff JF, Wilmotte A. International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes Subcommittee on the taxonomy of phototrophic bacteria: minutes of the meetings, 11 August 2009, Montreal, Canada. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:3907-3909.
The BRCs most frequently used for deposits in this group are: ATCC: 5; DSM: 4; JCM: 2.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 5 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 5 Total number of child taxa: 6
Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Class I. Alphaproteobacteria class. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 1.
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