Name: Amoebobacter Winogradsky 1888 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: A.moe.bo.bac’ter Gr. n. amoebe, change, transformation; N.L. masc. n. bacter, a rod; N.L. masc. n. Amoebobacter, changeable rod

Type species: Amoebobacter roseus Winogradsky 1888 (Approved Lists 1980)

Original publication: Winogradsky S. Beiträge zur Morphologie und Physiologie der Bacterien. Heft I. Zur Morphologie und Physiologie der Schwefelbacterien. Arthur Felix, Leipzig, 1888.

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: synonym

Correct name: Thiocapsa Winogradsky 1888 (Approved Lists 1980)

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4
Total number of child taxa: 5

Parent taxon: Chromatiaceae Bavendamm 1924 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Guyoneaud R, Suling J, Petri R, Matheron R, Caumette P, Pfennig N, Imhoff JF. Taxonomic rearrangements of the genera Thiocapsa and Amoebobacter on the basis of 16S rDNA sequence analyses, and description of Thiolamprovum gen. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:957-964.

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