Name: Scardovia Jian and Dong 2002

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Scar.do’vi.a N.L. fem. n. Scardovia, named after Vittorio Scardovi, an Italian microbiologist who has made many contributions to our knowledge of bifidobacteria

Type species: Scardovia inopinata (Crociani et al. 1996) Jian and Dong 2002

Valid publication: Jian W, Dong X. Transfer of Bifidobacterium inopinatum and Bifidobacterium denticolens to Scardovia inopinata gen. nov., comb. nov., and Parascardovia denticolens gen. nov., comb. nov., respectively. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:809-812.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

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: Bifidobacteriaceae Stackebrandt et al. 1997

Assigned by: Zhi XY, Li WJ, Stackebrandt E. An update of the structure and 16S rRNA gene sequence-based definition of higher ranks of the class Actinobacteria, with the proposal of two new suborders and four new families and emended descriptions of the existing higher taxa. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:589-608.

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