Name: Serpens Hespell 1977 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. fem. n. Serpens, snake, serpent

Type species: Serpens flexibilis Hespell 1977 (Approved Lists 1980)

Original publication: Hespell RB. Serpens flexibilis gen. nov., sp. nov., an unusually flexible lactate-oxidizing bacterium. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1977; 27:371-381.

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: synonym

Correct name: Pseudomonas Migula 1894 (Approved Lists 1980)

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Pseudomonadaceae Winslow et al. 1917 (Approved Lists 1980)

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