Name: "Proteobacteria" Garrity et al. 2005

Category: Phylum

Proposed as: phyl. nov.

Etymology: L. masc. n. Proteus, Greek god of the sea, capable of assuming many different shapes; N.L. masc. n. bacter, a rod; L. fem. suff. -ia, ending to denote a phylum; N.L. fem. pl. n. Proteobacteria, protean phylum of bacteria of diverse properties despite a common ancestry, and having 16S rRNA gene sequences related to those of the members of the order Pseudomonadales

Type order: Pseudomonadales Orla-Jensen 1921 (Approved Lists 1980)

Original publication: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Phylum XIV. Proteobacteria phyl. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part B (The Gammaproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 1.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Validation list no. 106. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:2235-2238.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 8
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 8
Total number of child taxa: 9

Parent taxon: "Bacteria" Woese et al. 1990

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Phylum XIV. Proteobacteria phyl. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part B (The Gammaproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 1.

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