Name: Ruminococcus Sijpesteijn 1948 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. n. rumen -inis, the rumen; M.L. masc. n. coccus, coccus; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed; N.L. masc. n. Ruminococcus, coccus of the rumen

Gender: masculine

Type species: Ruminococcus flavefaciens Sijpesteijn 1948 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Sijpesteijn AK. Cellulose-decomposing bacteria from the rumen of cattle. Thesis. University of Leiden, Leiden/The Netherlands, 1948.

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: 9
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 18
Total number of child taxa: 19

Parent taxon: Oscillospiraceae Peshkoff 1940 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Tindall BJ. The names Hungateiclostridium Zhang et al. 2018, Hungateiclostridium thermocellum (Viljoen et al. 1926) Zhang et al. 2018, Hungateiclostridium cellulolyticum (Patel et al. 1980) Zhang et al. 2018, Hungateiclostridium aldrichii (Yang et al. 1990) Zhang et al. 2018, Hungateiclostridium alkalicellulosi (Zhilina et al. 2006) Zhang et al. 2018, Hungateiclostridium clariflavum (Shiratori et al. 2009) Zhang et al. 2018, Hungateiclostridium straminisolvens (Kato et al. 2004) Zhang et al. 2018 and Hungateiclostridium saccincola (Koeck et al. 2016) Zhang et al. 2018 contravene Rule 51b of the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes and require replacement names in the genus Acetivibrio Patel et al. 1980. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019; 69:3927-3932.

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