Name: Cryptosporangium Tamura et al. 1998

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. adj. kruptos, hidden; N.L. n. sporangium, sporangium; from Gr. fem. n. spora, a seed (and in biology a spore); from Gr. neut. n. angeion, vessel, (Latin transliteration angium); N.L. neut. n. Cryptosporangium, an organism with sporangia (spore containing vessels) covered or hidden by mycelium

Type species: Cryptosporangium arvum Tamura et al. 1998

Valid publication: Tamura T, Hayakawa M, Hatano K. A new genus of the order Actinomycetales, Cryptosporangium gen. nov., with descriptions of Cryptosporangium arvum sp. nov. and Cryptosporangium japonicum sp. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:995-1005.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 7
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 7
Total number of child taxa: 7

Parent taxon: Cryptosporangiaceae Zhi et al. 2009

Assigned by: Zhi XY, Li WJ, Stackebrandt E. An update of the structure and 16S rRNA gene sequence-based definition of higher ranks of the class Actinobacteria, with the proposal of two new suborders and four new families and emended descriptions of the existing higher taxa. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:589-608.

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