Name: Yersinia philomiragia Jensen et al. 1969 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. adj. philus -a -um, friend, loving; from Gr. adj. philos -ê -on, loving; N.L. n. miragium, mirage; from L. v. miro, miror to wonder or marvel at, to be astonished or amazed at a thing, to admire; N.L. n. philomiragia, a friend of mirages, loving mirages, because of the mirages observed in the area where the first isolations of this species were made

Gender: feminine

Type strain: ATCC 25015; CCUG 19700; CCUG 4992; CIP 82.98; DSM 7535

16S rRNA gene: AJ698862 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Jensen WI, Owen CR, Jellison WL. Yersinia philomiragia sp. n., a new member of the Pasteurella group of bacteria, naturally pathogenic for the muskrat (Ondatra zibethica). J Bacteriol 1969; 100:1237-1241.

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: synonym

Correct name: Francisella philomiragia (Jensen et al. 1969) Hollis et al. 1990

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Yersinia van Loghem 1944 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Jensen WI, Owen CR, Jellison WL. Yersinia philomiragia sp. n., a new member of the Pasteurella group of bacteria, naturally pathogenic for the muskrat (Ondatra zibethica). J Bacteriol 1969; 100:1237-1241.

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