Name: Spirochaetales Buchanan 1917 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Order

Proposed as: ord. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Spirochaeta, type genus of the order; L. fem. pl. suff. -ales, ending to denote an order; N.L. fem. pl. n. Spirochaetales, the Spirochaeta order

Type genus: Spirochaeta Ehrenberg 1835 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Buchanan RE. Studies in the Nomenclature and Classification of the Bacteria: II. The Primary Subdivisions of the Schizomycetes. J Bacteriol 1917; 2:155-164.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 4

Parent taxon: Spirochaetes Cavalier-Smith 2002

Assigned by: Cavalier-Smith T. The neomuran origin of archaebacteria, the negibacterial root of the universal tree and bacterial megaclassification. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:7-76.

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