Name: Moraxella catarrhalis (Frosch and Kolle 1896) Henriksen and Bøvre 1968 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Etymology: L. masc. n. catarrhus, a flowing down, the catarrh, rheum; L. masc./fem. suff. -alis, suffix denoting pertaining to; N.L. fem. adj. catarrhalis, pertaining to a catarrh

Type strains: ATCC 25238; CCUG 353; CIP 73.21; DSM 9143; LMG 5128; NCTC 11020; Ne 11

16S rRNA gene: AJ247218 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Henriksen SD, Bovre K. The taxonomy of the genera Moraxella and Neisseria. J Gen Microbiol 1968; 51:387-392.

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

Taxonomic status: correct name

Parent taxon: Moraxella Lwoff 1939 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Henriksen SD, Bovre K. The taxonomy of the genera Moraxella and Neisseria. J Gen Microbiol 1968; 51:387-392.

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