Name: Atopobacter Lawson et al. 2000

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: A.to.po.bac’ter Gr. adj. atopos, having no place, strange; N.L. masc. n. bacter, rod; N.L. masc. n. Atopobacter, strange rod

Type species: Atopobacter phocae Lawson et al. 2000

Valid publication: Lawson PA, Foster G, Falsen E, Ohlen M, Collins MD. Atopobacter phocae gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel bacterium isolated from common seals. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:1755-1760.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Carnobacteriaceae Ludwig et al. 2010

Assigned by: Ludwig W, Schleifer K-H, Whitman WB. Family III. Carnobacteriaceae fam. nov. In: De Vos P, Garrity GM, Jones D, Krieg NR, Ludwig W, Rainey FA, K.-H. S, Whitman WB (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 3 (The Firmicutes), Springer, New York, 2009, p. 549.

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