Etymology: Hans.schle.ge’li.a N.L. fem. n. Hansschlegelia, of Hans schlegel, named after the famous German microbiologist, Professor Hans G. Schlegel, known for his classic studies on autotrophic bacteria
Type species: Hansschlegelia plantiphila Ivanova et al. 2010
Effective publication: Ivanova E, Doronina N, Trotsenko Y. Hansschlegelia plantiphila gen. nov. sp. nov., a new aerobic restricted facultative methylotrophic bacterium associated with plants. Syst Appl Microbiol 2007; 30:444-452.
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: Methylocystaceae Bowman 2006