Name: Opitutus Chin et al. 2001

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: O.pi.tu’tus L. fem. n. Ops, a Roman Earth and harvest goddess; L. part. adj. tutus, protected; N.L. masc. n. Opitutus, the one protected by Ops

Type species: Opitutus terrae Chin et al. 2001

Valid publication: Chin KJ, Liesack W, Janssen PH. Opitutus terrae gen. nov., sp. nov., to accommodate novel strains of the division 'Verrucomicrobia' isolated from rice paddy soil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:1965-1968.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

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

Parent taxon: Opitutaceae Choo et al. 2007

Assigned by: Choo YJ, Lee K, Song J, Cho JC. Puniceicoccus vermicola gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel marine bacterium, and description of Puniceicoccaceae fam. nov., Puniceicoccales ord. nov., Opitutaceae fam. nov., Opitutales ord. nov. and Opitutae classis nov. in the phylum 'Verrucomicrobia'. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2007; 57:532-537.

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