Name: Coxiella (Philip 1943) Philip 1948 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. dim. n. Coxiella, named after Harold R. Cox, who in collaboration with G.E. Davis, first isolated this organism in the United States shortly after its discovery in Australia and who introduced the technique of yolk sac inoculation of the chick embryo, which greatly facilitated the study of this and other genera

Type species: Coxiella burnetii (Derrick 1939) Philip 1948 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Philip CB. Comments on the name of the Q-fever organism. Public Health Report 1948; 63:58.

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: 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: Coxiellaceae Garrity et al. 2005

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Family II. Coxiellaceae fam. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part B (The Gammaproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 237.

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