Subspecies and species names using Group A adjectives, part 2

General remarks

Epithets of species or subspecies can be formed from simple or compound Latin or Neolatin adjectives [Rule 12c (1), Rule 13b]. Group A adjectives are declined according to the first (feminine) or second (masculine, neuter) declension and either end in -us (masculine), -a (feminine), -um (neuter) or in -er (masculine), -ra (feminine), -rum (neuter). One part of the species and subspecies names found in LPSN and derived in that manner are shown here, arranged according to the stem of the adjective. Compound adjectives are grouped according to the last part (the one that is modified according to the gender) as far as possible. See also the LPSN introductory page on forming names.

New combinations

In the case of a new combination these epithets must be adapted to the gender of the genus name: -er (masculine), -ra (feminine) or -rum (neuter) or -er (masculine), -era (feminine) or -erum (neuter).

atr- (ater, atra, atrum)

Streptomyces nogalater

infer- (infer, infera, inferum)

Mesotoga infera

macr- (macer, macra, macrum)

Actinomadura macra

mellifer- (mellifer, mellifera, melliferum)

Bombilactobacillus melliferLactobacillus melliferSpiroplasma melliferum

morbifer- (morbifer, morbifera, morbiferum)

Gluconobacter morbiferPandoraea morbifera

mortifer- (mortifer, mortifera, mortiferum)

Fusobacterium mortiferum

nigr- (niger, nigra, nigrum)

"Actinomyces violaceusniger"Catenuloplanes nigerChainia nigraDuganella violaceinigraEionea nigra"Excellospora viridinigra"Janthinobacterium violaceinigrumMassilia violaceinigra"Massilia violaceinigrum""Micrococcus niger"Micromonospora auratinigra corrig.Micromonospora nigraPeptococcus niger"Candidatus Planktothricoides niger"Pseudoduganella violaceinigra corrig.Pseudonocardia nigraStreptomyces albiflavinigerStreptomyces albonigerStreptomyces glaucinigerStreptomyces griseinigerStreptomyces niger"Streptomyces nigra"Streptomyces violaceusniger corrig.Micromonospora halophytica subsp. nigra

odorifer- (odorifer, odorifera, odoriferum)

Paenibacillus odoriferPectobacterium odoriferumSerratia odoriferaStreptomyces odoriferErwinia carotovora subsp. odoriferaPectobacterium carotovorum subsp. odoriferum

pestifer- (pestifer, pestifera, pestiferum)

Achromobacter pestiferMoraxella anatipestiferRiemerella anatipestifer

pigr- (piger, pigra, pigrum)

Desulfomonas pigraDesulfovibrio pigerDolosigranulum pigrumUndibacterium pigrum

racemifer- (racemifer, racemifera, racemiferum)

Ktedonobacter racemifer corrig.

rubr- (ruber, rubra, rubrum)

Acidiphilium rubrumActinomadura rubra"Actinomyces violaceusruber"Alteromonas rubra"Candidatus Aquiluna rubra"Aquimarina rubraArachnia rubraArthrobacter ruber"Arthrospiribacter ruber"Bacillus thermoruberBotryobacter ruberBrevibacillus thermoruberCatenulispora rubraCecembia rubraChainia rubra"Corynebacterium rubrum"Daejeonella rubraDankookia rubraDeinococcus ruberFimbriiglobus ruberFlexibacter ruberGeodermatophilus ruberHaliea rubraHalobacterium cutirubrumHalobacterium rubrumHalogranum rubrumHalolamina rubraHalomarina rubraHaloplanus ruberHalorubrum rubrumHalorussus ruberHalosimplex rubrumHalovenus rubraHalovivax ruberHymenobacter ruberHyunsoonleella rubraJannaschia rubraLeifsonia rubra"Candidatus Limnoluna rubra"Litoribacter ruberMabikibacter ruberMalonomonas rubraMarinilabilia rubra"Massilia rubra"Meiothermus ruber"Methylomonas rubra""Micromonospora rubra"Microtetraspora rubraMongoliibacter ruberNatrinema pellirubrumNatronoarchaeum rubrumNonomuraea rubra corrig.Notoacmeibacter ruberOryzomonas ruber (sic)Oryzomonas rubra corrig.Paracraurococcus ruberPaucihalobacter ruberPedobacter ruberPlanococcus ruberPolymorphospora rubraPontibacter ruberPseudoalteromonas rubraPseudohaliea rubraPseudopropionibacterium rubrumRhodococcus ruberRhodopirellula rubraRhodospirillum rubrumRoseomonas rubraRubellimicrobium rubrumRufibacter ruberRugamonas rubraSaccharothrix violaceirubraSalinibacter ruberSalinigranum rubrum"Serratia cutirubrum"Serratia marinorubraSilvanigrella paludirubraSimulacricoccus ruber"Skermanella rubra"Sphaerisporangium aureirubrumSphingomonas rubraSpirillospora rubra"Spirillum rubrum"Streptomyces atriruberStreptomyces cinereoruberStreptomyces echinoruberStreptomyces griseoruberStreptomyces longispororuberStreptomyces niveoruberStreptomyces ruberStreptomyces rubrum (sic)Streptomyces violaceoruberSutterella parvirubraTerrimonas rubraThermoactinospora rubraThermocrinis ruberThermoflexibacter ruberThermovibrio ruberThermus ruberVibrio ruberStreptomyces cinereoruber subsp. cinereoruber

stellifer- (stellifer, stellifera, stelliferum)

Paenibacillus stellifer