Name: Borrelia brasiliensis Davis 1952 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: bra.si.li.en’sis N.L. masc./fem. adj. brasiliensis, named after the specific epithet of the tick vector, Ornithodoros brasiliensis

Gender: feminine

Type strain: no culture available

Effective publication: Davis GE. Observations on the biology of the argasid tick, Ornithodoros brasiliensis Aragao, 1923; with the recovery of a spirochete, Borrelia brasiliensis, n. sp. J Parasitol 1952; 38:473-476.

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 under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Borrelia Swellengrebel 1907 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Davis GE. Observations on the biology of the argasid tick, Ornithodoros brasiliensis Aragao, 1923; with the recovery of a spirochete, Borrelia brasiliensis, n. sp. J Parasitol 1952; 38:473-476.

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Record number: 783519