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Genera named after geographical names

See also Genera named after personal names, Genera named after mythological figures, Genera named after institutions

 

The genera named after geographical names are cited in the following table.

 

Genus names

Geographical names

Aegyptianella

Aegyptus (the Latin name of Egypt)

Aidingimonas

Aiding (a lake, located in Xinjiang province of north-west China)

Alpinimonas

The Alps

Antarctobacter

Antarctica

Arcticibacter

Arctic

Balneola

Balneola (the medieval Latin name of Banyuls, France)

Barrientosiimonas

Barrientos Island (Antarctic)

Bavariicoccus

Bavaria (Germany)

Beutenbergia

Beutenberg (Germany)

Bogoriella

Lake Bogoria (Kenya)

Brooklawnia

Brooklawn (the contaminated site from which members of the genus were first isolated)

Budvicia

Budvicium (the Latin name of the city Cěské Budějovice)

Catalinimonas

Catalina Island (California, United States)

Daeguia

Daegu (Korea)

Delftia

Delft (the Netherlands)

Dokdonella

Dokdo (an island located on the East Sea in Korea)

Dokdonia

Dokdo (an island located on the East Sea in Korea)

Donghaeana

Donghae (the Korean name of the East Sea in Korea)

Donghicola

Donghae (the Korean name of the East Sea in Korea)

Eilatimonas

Gulf of Eilat

Gallaecimonas

Galicia (region of northwest Spain)

Gangjinia

Gangjin Bay (South Sea in Korea)

Gelria

Gelre or Gelderland (one of the 12 provinces in The Netherlands)

Georgenia

St Georgen (a village in Styria)

Hafnia

Hafnia (the Latin name for Copenhagen, Denmark)

Hasllibacter

Haslla, ancient name of the city of Gangneung, located on the coast of the East Sea in Korea

Herminiimonas

Mons Herminius (a mountain range of Lusitania)

Hwanghaeicola

Hwanghae (the Korean name of the Yellow Sea)

Indibacter

India

Jejuia

Jeju (the largest island in Korea)

Jeongeupia

Jeongeup (Korean city, where Naejang mountain is located)

Jhaorihella

Jhaorih (name of a coastal hot-spring in a small volcanic island, Green Island, in Pacific Ocean, off the eastern coast of Taiwan)

Kiloniella

Kilonium (the Latin name of the northern German city of Kiel, germany)

Kinneretia

Kinneret Lake (Israel)

Koreibacter

Korea

Lutaonella

Lutao (a small volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean)

Massilia

Massilia (the Latin name of Marseille, France)

Mechercharimyces

Mecherchar (a marine lake located on Mecherchar Island in the Republic of Palau)

Melghirimyces

Melghir (a salted lake named Chott Melghir in south east of Algeria)

Methanomassiliicoccus

Massilia (the Latin name of Marseille, France)

Mitsuaria

Matsue City (Shimane prefecture, Japan)

Mongoliicoccus

Mongolia

Mongoliitalea

Mongolia

Namhaeicola

Namhae, the Korean name of the South Sea in Korea

Nevskia

Neva (a river in St. Petersburg, Russia)

Okibacterium

Oka River (Russia)

Orientia

The Orient

Pannonibacter

Pannonia (the Roman province in what is now Hungary), and  also Pannon lakes (Hungary)

Phocaeicola

Phocaea (a maritime town of Ionia, modern-day Foça in Turkey)

Pragia

Prague (Czech Republic)

Primorskyibacter

Primorsky Kray (Far-Eastern region of Russian Federation)

Providencia

Providence (Rhode Island, U.S.A)

Reinekea

Reineke Island (Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan, Russia)

Reyranella

Reyran River (Fréjus, France)

Rhodanobacter

Rhodanus (River Rhône)

Salana

River Saale (Germany)

Sejongia

King Sejong Station (Korea)

Seohaeicola

Seohae (the Korean name of the Yellow Sea in Korea)

Siansivirga

Siansi (a township in Taiwan)

Sinobaca

 Sina (the medieval Latin name of China)

Sinobacter

Sina (the medieval Latin name of China)

Sinobacterium

Sina (the medieval Latin name of China)

Sinococcus

Sina (the medieval Latin name of China)

Sinomicrobium

Sina (the medieval Latin name of China)

Sinomonas

Sina (the medieval Latin name of China)

Sinorhizobium

Sina (the medieval Latin name of China)

Sinosporangium

Sina (the medieval Latin name of China)

Stygiolobus

River Styx (a river in Greek mythology which formed the boundary between Earth and the Underworld)

Tamlana

Tamla (the old name for Jeju Island, Korea)

Tamlicoccus

Tamla (the old name for Jeju Island, Korea)

Tateyamaria

Tateyama City (Chiba prefecture, Japan)

Turicella

Turicum (the Latin name of Zurich, Switzerland)

Turicibacter

Turicum (the Latin name of Zurich, Switzerland)

Victivallis

Referring to the Wageningen 'Food Valley', an area of The Netherlands in which Food Science is a major research topic

Wandonia

Wando (an island located on the Southern Sea in Korea)

Yeosuana

Yeosu City (Korea)

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