Genus Serpula

Name: Serpula Stanton et al. 1991

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

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

Gender: feminine (stem: Serpul-)

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.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 41, part 1 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1991; 41:457-458.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP, illegitimate name

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Brachyspira Hovind-Hougen et al. 1983


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

Assigned by: Paster BJ. Family II. Brachyspiraceae. In: Krieg NR, Staley JT, Brown DR, Hedlund BP, Paster BJ, Ward NL, Ludwig W, Whitman WB (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 4, Springer, New York, 2010, p. 531.

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