Name: Branhamella Catlin 1970 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. dim. n. Branhamella, named in honor of Sara Branham, who contributed to the knowledge of the Neisseria family

Type species: Branhamella catarrhalis (Frosch and Kolle 1896) Catlin 1970 (Approved Lists 1980)

Valid publication: Catlin BW. Transfer of the organism named Neisseria catarrhalis to Branhamella gen. nov. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1970; 20:155-159.

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: Moraxella Lwoff 1939 (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: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Moraxellaceae Rossau et al. 1991

Assigned by: Rossau R, Van Landschoot A, Gillis M, De Ley J. Taxonomy of Moraxellaceae fam. nov., a new bacterial family to accommodate the genera Moraxella, Acinetobacter, and Psychrobacter and related organisms. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1991; 41:310-319.

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