Name: Sneathia Collins et al. 2002

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Sneath.ia N.L. fem. n. Sneathia, named after the British microbiologist Peter H. A. Sneath, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to microbial systematics

Type species: Sneathia sanguinegens Collins et al. 2002

Effective publication: Collins MD, Hoyles L, Tornqvist E, von Essen R, Falsen E. Characterization of some strains from human clinical sources which resemble "Leptotrichia sanguinegens": description of Sneathia sanguinegens sp. nov., gen. nov. Syst Appl Microbiol 2001; 24:358-361.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 85. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:685-690.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 2

Parent taxon: Leptotrichiaceae Staley and Whitman 2012

Assigned by: Staley JT, Whitman WB. Family II. Leptotrichiaceae fam. nov. 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. 766.

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