Name: Meganema Thomsen et al. 2006

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. adj. megas, big; Gr. neut. n. nema, thread; N.L. neut. n. Meganema, large thread-like micro-organism

Type species: Meganema perideroedes Thomsen et al. 2006

Valid publication: Thomsen TR, Blackall LL, de Muro MA, Nielsen JL, Nielsen PH. Meganema perideroedes gen. nov., sp. nov., a filamentous alphaproteobacterium from activated sludge. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:1865-1868.

Nomenclatural status: validly published, illegitimate name

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Neomegalonema Oren 2017

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Methylobacteriaceae Garrity et al. 2006

Assigned by: Oren A. On names of genera of prokaryotes that are later homonyms of generic names with standing in the zoological or the botanical nomenclature. Proposal of Neomegalonema gen. nov. and Neomegalonema perideroedes comb. nov. as replacements for the prokaryotic generic name Meganema and the species name Meganema perideroedes. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:4276-4278.

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