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Microtatobiotes Philip 1956, classis.
Type order: not given.
Etymology: Gr. n. mikrotes, smallness; Gr. n. biotos, life; N.L. fem. pl. n. Microtatobiotes, smallest living bacteria.
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: PHILIP (C.B.): Comments on the classification of the order Rickettsiales. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 1956, 2, 261-270.
Note: According to Rules 15, 22 and 27(3), the class Microtatobiotes is illegitimate because it was proposed without the designation of a nomenclatural type.
Reference: EUZÉBY (J.P.) and TINDALL (B.J.): Nomenclatural type of orders: corrections necessary according to Rules 15 and 21a of the Bacteriological Code (1990 Revision), and designation of appropriate nomenclatural types of classes and subclasses. Request for an Opinion. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 2001, 51, 725-727.
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