Warning: In the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature, an arrow (→) only indicates the sequence of valid publication of names and does not mean that the last name in the sequence must be used (see: Introduction).
For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).
Rhodospirillaceae Pfennig and Trüper 1971, familia.
Type genus: ¤ Rhodospirillum Molisch 1907 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Rhodospirillum, type genus of the family; L. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Rhodospirillaceae, the Rhodospirillum 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: PFENNIG (N.) and TRÜPER (H.G.): Higher taxa of the phototrophic bacteria. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 1971, 21, 17-18.