Name: Elizabethkingia occulta Nicholson et al. 2019

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: oc.cul’ta L. fem. adj. occulta, hidden, to reflect that it was hiding in plain sight, and had been previously masquerading as Sphingobacterium mizutae or Elizabethkingia genomospecies 4

Gender: feminine

Type strains: CCUG 69505; CIP 111193; DSM 2976; G4070

16S rRNA gene: MAHX01000009 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Nicholson AC, Gulvik CA, Whitney AM, Humrighouse BW, Graziano J, Emery B, Bell M, Loparev V, Juieng P, Gartin J, et al. Revisiting the taxonomy of the genus Elizabethkingia using whole-genome sequencing, optical mapping, and MALDI-TOF, along with proposal of three novel Elizabethkingia species: Elizabethkingia bruuniana sp. nov., Elizabethkingia ursingii sp. nov., and Elizabethkingia occulta sp. nov. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2018; 111:55-72.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Validation list no. 188. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019; 69:1844-1846.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Parent taxon: Elizabethkingia Kim et al. 2005

Assigned by: Nicholson AC, Gulvik CA, Whitney AM, Humrighouse BW, Graziano J, Emery B, Bell M, Loparev V, Juieng P, Gartin J, et al. Revisiting the taxonomy of the genus Elizabethkingia using whole-genome sequencing, optical mapping, and MALDI-TOF, along with proposal of three novel Elizabethkingia species: Elizabethkingia bruuniana sp. nov., Elizabethkingia ursingii sp. nov., and Elizabethkingia occulta sp. nov. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2018; 111:55-72.

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