Name: Bacteriovorax Baer et al. 2000

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Bac.te.ri.o.vo’rax Gr. dim. n. baktron, small rod; L. n. vorax, devourer; N.L. masc. n. Bacteriovorax, devourer of bacteria

Type species: Bacteriovorax stolpii (Seidler et al. 1972) Baer et al. 2000

Valid publication: Baer ML, Ravel J, Chun J, Hill RT, Williams HN. A proposal for the reclassification of Bdellovibrio stolpii and Bdellovibrio starrii into a new genus, Bacteriovorax gen. nov. as Bacteriovorax stolpii comb. nov. and Bacteriovorax starrii comb. nov., respectively. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:219-224.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 50, part 1 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:425-426.

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: 4
Total number of child taxa: 4

Parent taxon: Bacteriovoracaceae Davidov and Jurkevitch 2004

Assigned by: Davidov Y, Jurkevitch E. Diversity and evolution of Bdellovibrio-and-like organisms (BALOs), reclassification of Bacteriovorax starrii as Peredibacter starrii gen. nov., comb. nov., and description of the Bacteriovorax-Peredibacter clade as Bacteriovoracaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:1439-1452.

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