Name: Neptuniibacter Arahal et al. 2007

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Nep.tu.ni.i.bac’ter L. adj. Neptunius, Neptunian, pertaining to Neptune, Roman god of the sea; N.L. masc. n. bacter, a rod; N.L. masc. n. Neptuniibacter, a Neptunian rod, referring to the habitat of the bacteria

Type species: Neptuniibacter caesariensis Arahal et al. 2007

Valid publication: Arahal DR, Lekunberri I, Gonzalez JM, Pascual J, Pujalte MJ, Pedros-Alio C, Pinhassi J. Neptuniibacter caesariensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel marine genome-sequenced gammaproteobacterium. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2007; 57:1000-1006.

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: Oceanospirillaceae Garrity et al. 2005

Assigned by: Arahal DR, Lekunberri I, Gonzalez JM, Pascual J, Pujalte MJ, Pedros-Alio C, Pinhassi J. Neptuniibacter caesariensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel marine genome-sequenced gammaproteobacterium. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2007; 57:1000-1006.

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