Name: Halochromatium Imhoff et al. 1998

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Ha.lo.chro.ma’ti.um Gr. gen. n. halos, of the salt; N.L. neut. n. Chromatium, a genus name; M.L. neut. n. Halochromatium, the Chromatium of the salt

Type species: Halochromatium salexigens (Caumette et al. 1989) Imhoff et al. 1998

Valid publication: Imhoff JF, Suling J, Petri R. Phylogenetic relationships among the Chromatiaceae, their taxonomic reclassification and description of the new genera Allochromatium, Halochromatium, Isochromatium, Marichromatium, Thiococcus, Thiohalocapsa and Thermochromatium. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:1129-1143.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 3

Parent taxon: Chromatiaceae Bavendamm 1924 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Imhoff JF, Suling J, Petri R. Phylogenetic relationships among the Chromatiaceae, their taxonomic reclassification and description of the new genera Allochromatium, Halochromatium, Isochromatium, Marichromatium, Thiococcus, Thiohalocapsa and Thermochromatium. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:1129-1143.

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