Name: Terracoccus Prauser et al. 1997

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. fem. n. terra, soil; M.L. masc. n. coccus, a grain, seed; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos; N.L. masc. n. Terracoccus, coccus isolated from soil

Type species: Terracoccus luteus Prauser et al. 1997

Valid publication: Prauser H, Schumann P, Rainey FA, Kroppenstedt RM, Stackebrandt E. Terracoccus luteus gen. nov., sp. nov., an LL-diaminopimelic acid-containing coccoid actinomycete from soil. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:1218-1224.

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: 1

Parent taxon: Intrasporangiaceae Rainey et al. 1997

Assigned by: Stackebrandt E, Schumann P. Description of Bogoriellaceae fam. nov., Dermacoccaceae fam. nov., Rarobacteraceae fam. nov. and Sanguibacteraceae fam. nov. and emendation of some families of the suborder Micrococcineae. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:1279-1285.

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