ex.o.vo’rus. Gr. pref. exo-, outside; L. inf. v.vorare, to devour, to consume; N.L. masc. adj. suff.-vorus, eating; N.L. masc. adj.exovorus, eating outside, referring to the epibiotic life cycle
homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
The terminology used by the authors is in line with many other taxonomic studies and does not negatively affect their main results; some improvements may nevertheless be possible. Using the term "phylogenetic data" (or equivalent) for sequence data is not advocated. Whether taxa can have "members" is debatable. See the LPSN phylogeny page for details.Publication:
Göker M. What can genome analysis offer for bacteria? In: Bridge P, Smith D, Stackebrandt E (eds), Trends in the systematics of bacteria and fungi, CAB International, Wallingford, 2021, p. 255-281.
Bdellovibrioexovorus is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another species whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority) within a separate genus Bdellovibrio.