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Leucotrichaceae Buchanan 1957, familia.
Type genus: ¤ Leucothrix Oersted 1844 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Leucothrix, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Leucotrichaceae, the Leucothrix family.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: BUCHANAN (R.E.): Family II. Leucotrichaceae Buchanan, Fam. Nov. In: R.S. BREED, E.G.D. MURRAY and N.R. SMITH (editors): Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, seventh edition, The Williams & Wilkins Co, Baltimore, 1957, pp. 850-851.
Note: On the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names and on the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names (Amended Edition), the type genus of the Leucotrichaceae Buchanan 1957, is incorrectly cited as Leucothrix Oersted 1884 (sic).
Reference: EUZÉBY (J.P.): Corrigenda to the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names and to the amended edition of the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1997, 47, 1271-1272.
Original article in IJSEM Online