Etymology: Va.ru.na.i.vi’bri.o Varuna, the God of water and the celestial ocean surrounding the world in Hindu mythology; L. v. vibrare, to vibrate; N.L. masc. n. vibrio, that vibrates and also a genus name of bacteria possessing a curved rod shape (Vibrio); N.L. masc. n. Varunaivibrio, a curved rod that inhabits the ocean
Type species: Varunaivibrio sulfuroxidans Patwardhan and Vetriani 2016
Valid publication: Patwardhan S, Vetriani C. Varunaivibrio sulfuroxidans gen. nov., sp. nov., a facultatively chemolithoautotrophic, mesophilic alphaproteobacterium from a shallow-water gas vent at Tor Caldara, Tyrrhenian Sea. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:3579-3584.
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
|Name||Nomenclatural status||Taxonomic status|
|Varunaivibrio sulfuroxidans Patwardhan and Vetriani 2016||validly published||correct name|
Parent taxon: Thalassospiraceae Hördt et al. 2020
Assigned by: Hördt A, García-López M, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Schleuning M, Weinhold LM, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Kyrpides NC, Woyke T, Göker M. Analysis of 1,000+ Type-Strain Genomes Substantially Improves Taxonomic Classification of Alphaproteobacteria. Front. Microbiol. 2020; 11:468.