Name: Maricaulis Abraham et al. 1999

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. n. mare -is, the sea; L. masc. n. caulis, stalk; N.L. masc. n. Maricaulis, stalk from the sea

Type species: Maricaulis maris (Poindexter 1964) Abraham et al. 1999

Valid publication: Abraham WR, Strompl C, Meyer H, Lindholst S, Moore ER, Christ R, Vancanneyt M, Tindall BJ, Bennasar A, Smit J, et al. Phylogeny and polyphasic taxonomy of Caulobacter species. Proposal of Maricaulis gen. nov. with Maricaulis maris (Poindexter) comb. nov. as the type species, and emended description of the genera Brevundimonas and Caulobacter. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:1053-1073.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 5
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 5
Total number of child taxa: 5

Parent taxon: Hyphomonadaceae Lee et al. 2005

Assigned by: Lee KB, Liu CT, Anzai Y, Kim H, Aono T, Oyaizu H. The hierarchical system of the 'Alphaproteobacteria': description of Hyphomonadaceae fam. nov., Xanthobacteraceae fam. nov. and Erythrobacteraceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:1907-1919.

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