Etymology: Sa.li’co.la L. masc. n. sal (gen. salis), salt, salt water, brine; L. masc./fem. suff. -cola, dweller; from L. masc./fem. n. incola, an inhabitant; N.L. masc. n. Salicola, an inhabitant of brine
Type species: Salicola marasensis Maturrano et al. 2006
Valid publication: Maturrano L, Valens-Vadell M, Rossello-Mora R, Anton J. Salicola marasensis gen. nov., sp. nov., an extremely halophilic bacterium isolated from the Maras solar salterns in Peru. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:1685-1691.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 2
Parent taxon: [Gammaproteobacteria, not assigned to family]