Name: Chromohalobacter Ventosa et al. 1989

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. chroma, color; Gr. masc. n. hals, halos, salt; N.L. masc. n. bacter, rod; N.L. masc. n. Chromohalobacter, colored salt rod

Type species: Chromohalobacter marismortui (ex Elazari-Volcani 1940) Ventosa et al. 1989

Valid publication: Ventosa A, Gutierrez MC, Garcia MT, Ruiz-Berraquero F. Classification of "Chromobacterium marismortui" in a new genus, Chromohalobacter gen. nov., as Chromohalobacter marismortui comb. nov., nom. rev. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1989; 39:382-386.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 8
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 9
Total number of child taxa: 9

Parent taxon: Halomonadaceae Franzmann et al. 1989

Assigned by: Dobson SJ, Franzmann PD. Unification of the genera Deleya (Baumann et al. 1983), Halomonas (Vreeland et al. 1980), and Halovibrio (Fendrich 1988) and the species Paracoccus halodenitrificans (Robinson and Gibbons 1952) into a single genus, Halomonas, and placement of the genus Zymobacter in the family Halomonadaceae. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1996; 46:550-558.

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