Name: Chloroherpeton Gibson et al. 1985

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. adj. chlĂ´ros, greenish-yellow, pale green; Gr. neut. n. herpeton, a creeping thing, reptile; N.L. neut. n. Chloroherpeton, green creeping organism

Type species: Chloroherpeton thalassium Gibson et al. 1985

Effective publication: Gibson J, Pfennig N, Waterbury JB. Chloroherpeton thalassium gen. nov. et spec. nov., a non-filamentous, flexing and gliding green sulfur bacterium. Arch Microbiol 1984; 138:96-101.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 17. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1985; 35:223-225.

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: Chlorobiaceae Copeland 1956 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Witt D, Bergstein-Ben Dan T, Stackebrandt E. Nucleotide sequence of 16S rRNA and phylogenetic position of the green sulfur bacterium Clathrochloris sulfurica. Arch Microbiol 1989; 152:206-208.

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