Genus names of Latin origin, common gender

General remarks

Genus names whose last component is a Latin noun (or Latin adjective treated like a noun) obtain their gender from the gender of that noun [Rule 65 (1), Rule 65 (2)]. However, that noun may be in any gender or may be either in masculine or feminine gender. In such a situation, the gender of the genus name has to be chosen by the original authors. If this did not happen the gender can be chosen by subsequent authors. A list of genus names formed in that manner and being in the common gender or being in either the masculine or the feminine gender is provided below. Names with Latin components in other positions are not listed here. See also the LPSN introductory page on forming names.

brevis

Gender: masculine or feminine

Methylobrevis

-cola (cola)

Gender: masculine or feminine

ActinomarinicolaActinophytocolaAestuariicolaAgaricicolaAlgicolaAlkalilimnicola corrig.AquimixticolaBiostraticolaBoseongicolaCalditerricolaConyzicolaDonghicolaEchinicolaEphemeroptericolaFaucicolaFervidicolaFlavimaricolaFluviicolaFodinicolaFrondicolaGaetbulicolaGallicolaGaricolaGlaciecolaGryllotalpicolaHalostagnicolaHwanghaeicolaIndioceanicolaIsoptericolaLimimaricolaLitoricolaLitorisediminicolaMarinicolaMarisediminicolaMarmoricolaMembranicolaMethyloterricolaMicroterricolaMuriicolaMycetocolaNamhaeicolaOceanicolaOleiharenicolaOricolaPaludicolaPelagicolaPhocaeicolaPhycicolaPsychroglaciecolaRhizocolaRhodophyticolaRivicolaSalicolaSalinicolaSedimenticolaSediminicolaSeohaeicolaSeonamhaeicolaSubtercolaTabrizicolaTelmatocolaThalassocolaTibeticolaUrechidicola

comes

Gender: masculine or feminine

AcaricomesCarideicomesMuricomesPhycocomes

ferax

Gender: common

Albidiferax corrig.HaloferaxPropioniferaxRhodoferax

gracilis

Gender: masculine or feminine

"Candidatus Villigracilis"

impatiens

Gender: common

Haloimpatiens

incola

Gender: masculine or feminine

AquincolaCorallincolaGynurincolaHaloincola"Candidatus Lumbricincola"Natronincola corrig.NemorincolaNitrincolaThermincola

indiges

Gender: common

Alkanindiges

mirabilis

Gender: masculine or feminine

[Methylomirabilis]

mobilis

Gender: masculine or feminine

Flavimobilis

orientalis

Gender: masculine or feminine

Halorientalis

rudis

Gender: masculine or feminine

[Desulforudis]Thermorudis

segnis

Gender: masculine or feminine

"Halosegnis"

serpens

Gender: masculine or feminine

Psychroserpens

silex

Gender: masculine or feminine

"Acidimethylosilex"

tenax

Gender: common

"Candidatus Termititenax"

tenuis

Gender: masculine or feminine

"Candidatus Nitrosotenuis"

terrigena

Gender: masculine or feminine

HaloterrigenaMethyloterrigena

versatilis

Gender: masculine or feminine

Methyloversatilis

vivax

Gender: common

HalovivaxRoseivivaxRubrivivax

vorax

Gender: common

AcidovoraxAlcanivoraxAnaerovoraxBacteriovoraxByssovoraxChitinivoraxHalobacteriovoraxHerbivorax"Candidatus Phosphitivorax"ProteinivoraxThermovoraxVariovorax