Name: "Vampirococcus" Guerrero et al. 1986

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: vampir, Serbian for vampire, blood-sucker; N.L. masc. n. coccus, a grain or berry; N.L. masc. n. Vampirococcus

Gender: masculine

Original publication: Guerrero R, Pedros-Alio C, Esteve I, Mas J, Chase D, Margulis L. Predatory prokaryotes: predation and primary consumption evolved in bacteria. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1986; 83:2138-2142.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Parent taxon: Chromatiaceae Bavendamm 1924 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Guerrero R, Pedros-Alio C, Esteve I, Mas J, Chase D, Margulis L. Predatory prokaryotes: predation and primary consumption evolved in bacteria. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1986; 83:2138-2142.

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Record number: 14376