pho’cae. L. fem. n.phoca, a seal and also a scientific genus name (Phoca); L. gen. fem. n.phocae, of a seal, of Phoca, named because the organism was isolated from the common seal, Phoca vitulina [incorrectly formed: incorrect genitive of phoca]
Pascual C, Foster G, Alvarez N, Collins MD. Corynebacterium phocae sp. nov., isolated from the common seal (Phoca vitulina). Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:601-604.
Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 48, part 2 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:633-634.
validly published under the ICNP
The phylogenetic position of this species was determined in a genome-scale analysis by Nouioui et al. (2018).Publication:
Nouioui I, Carro L, Garcia-Lopez M, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Woyke T, Kyrpides NC, Pukall R, Klenk HP, Goodfellow M, Goker M. Genome-Based Taxonomic Classification of the Phylum Actinobacteria. Front Microbiol 2018; 9:2007.