Name: Flexibacter filiformis (ex Solntseva 1940) Reichenbach 1989

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov., nom. rev.

Etymology: fi’lum fi.li.for’mis L. neut. n. filum, a thread; L. masc./fem. adj. suff. -formis, -like, in the shape of; from L. fem. n. forma, figure, shape, appearance; N.L. masc./fem. adj. filiformis, thread-shaped

Gender: masculine

Type strains: ATCC 29495; CCUG 12809; CIP 106401; DSM 527; Fx e1 Reichenbach; HAMBI 1966; IFO 15056; JCM 21160; NBRC 15056

16S rRNA gene: AB680761 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Reichenbach H. Genus Flexibacter Soriano 1945, 92, AL emend. In: Staley JT, Bryant MP, Pfennig N, Holt JG (eds), Bergey's manual of systematic bacteriology, vol. 3., The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1989, p. 2061-2071.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 31. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1989; 39:495-497.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Chitinophaga filiformis (Reichenbach 1989) Kämpfer et al. 2006

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Flexibacter Soriano 1945 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Reichenbach H. Genus Flexibacter Soriano 1945, 92, AL emend. In: Staley JT, Bryant MP, Pfennig N, Holt JG (eds), Bergey's manual of systematic bacteriology, vol. 3., The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1989, p. 2061-2071.

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