Name: Serpula Stanton et al. 1991

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. fem. n. Serpula, a little snake

Type species: Serpula hyodysenteriae (Harris et al. 1972) Stanton et al. 1991

Valid publication: Stanton TB, Jensen NS, Casey TA, Tordoff LA, Dewhirst FE, Paster BJ. Reclassification of Treponema hyodysenteriae and Treponema innocens in a new genus, Serpula gen. nov., as Serpula hyodysenteriae comb. nov. and Serpula innocens comb. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1991; 41:50-58.

Nomenclatural status: validly published, illegitimate name

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Brachyspira Hovind-Hougen et al. 1983

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 2

Parent taxon: Brachyspiraceae Paster 2012

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