Name: Ekhidna Alain et al. 2010

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: E’khid.na N.L. fem. n. Ekhidna, a sea nymph-dragon of Greek mythology producing slime, referring to the creaminess and smoothness of the colonies

Type species: Ekhidna lutea Alain et al. 2010

Valid publication: Alain K, Tindall BJ, Catala P, Intertaglia L, Lebaron P. Ekhidna lutea gen. nov., sp. nov., a member of the phylum Bacteroidetes isolated from the South East Pacific Ocean. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2010; 60:2972-2978.

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: Cytophagaceae Stanier 1940 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Joung Y, Kim H, Kang H, Lee BI, Ahn TS, Joh K. Lacihabitans soyangensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a new member of the family Cytophagaceae, isolated from a freshwater reservoir. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:3188-3194.

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