Etymology:N.L. fem. dim. n.Wautersiella, named after Georges Wauters, a Belgian microbiologist, who first recognized this group of organisms as a separate entity and to honour him for his lifelong contribution to bacterial taxonomy
Kampfer P, Avesani V, Janssens M, Charlier J, De Baere T, Vaneechoutte M. Description of Wautersiella falsenii gen. nov., sp. nov., to accommodate clinical isolates phenotypically resembling members of the genera Chryseobacterium and Empedobacter. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:2323-2329.
Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 56, part 10 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2007; 57:2-3.
validly published under the ICNP
Zhang et al. (2014) assigned this genus to the family Flavobacteriaceae Reichenbach 1992.Publication:
Zhang RG, Tan X, Zhao XM, Deng J, Lv J. Moheibacter sediminis gen. nov., sp. nov., a member of the family Flavobacteriaceae isolated from sediment, and emended descriptions of Empedobacter brevis, Wautersiella falsenii and Weeksella virosa. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:1481-1487.
The type species of this genus has alternatively been placed in the genus Empedobacter (ex Prévot 1961) Vandamme et al. 1994.Publication:
Zhang RG, Tan X, Liang Y, Meng TY, Liang HZ, Lv J. Description of Chishuiella changwenlii gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from freshwater, and transfer of Wautersiella falsenii to the genus Empedobacter as Empedobacter falsenii comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:2723-2728.
Recommended reviewers for taxonomic proposals in this group are the corresponding authors of Zhang et al. (2014).
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