Name: Gallibacterium Christensen et al. 2003

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gal’li.bac.te’ri.um L. masc. n. gallus, chicken; L. neut. n. bacterium, rod; N.L. neut. n. Gallibacterium, bacterium of chicken

Type species: Gallibacterium anatis (Mutters et al. 1985) Christensen et al. 2003

Valid publication: Christensen H, Bisgaard M, Bojesen AM, Mutters R, Olsen JE. Genetic relationships among avian isolates classified as Pasteurella haemolytica, 'Actinobacillus salpingitidis' or Pasteurella anatis with proposal of Gallibacterium anatis gen. nov., comb. nov. and description of additional genomospecies within Gallibacterium gen. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:275-287.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 4
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4
Total number of child taxa: 4

Parent taxon: Pasteurellaceae Pohl 1981

Assigned by: Bisgaard M, Korczak BM, Busse HJ, Kuhnert P, Bojesen AM, Christensen H. Classification of the taxon 2 and taxon 3 complex of Bisgaard within Gallibacterium and description of Gallibacterium melopsittaci sp. nov., Gallibacterium trehalosifermentans sp. nov. and Gallibacterium salpingitidis sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:735-744.

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