Name: Brucellaceae Breed et al. 1957 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. dim. n. Brucella, type genus of the family; L. fem. pl. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Brucellaceae, the Brucella family

Type genus: Brucella Meyer and Shaw 1920 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Breed RS, Murray EGD, Smith (eds) NR. Bergey’s Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, 7th ed. The Williams and Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1957.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 7
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 7
Total number of child taxa: 7

Parent taxon: Rhizobiales Kuykendall 2006

Assigned by: Kuykendall LD. Order VI. Rhizobiales ord. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 324.

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