Name: Orientia Tamura et al. 1995

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Orientia, the Orient, the area where the organisms are widely distributed; from L. n. oriens -entis, the East, Orient

Gender: feminine

Type species: Orientia tsutsugamushi (Hayashi 1920) Tamura et al. 1995

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Tamura A, Ohashi N, Urakami H, Miyamura S. Classification of Rickettsia tsutsugamushi in a new genus, Orientia gen. nov., as Orientia tsutsugamushi comb. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1995; 45:589-591.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 45, part 3 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1995; 45:881.

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: 2

Parent taxon: Rickettsiaceae Pinkerton 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Dumler JS, Barbet AF, Bekker CP, Dasch GA, Palmer GH, Ray SC, Rikihisa Y, Rurangirwa FR. Reorganization of genera in the families Rickettsiaceae and Anaplasmataceae in the order Rickettsiales: unification of some species of Ehrlichia with Anaplasma, Cowdria with Ehrlichia and Ehrlichia with Neorickettsia, descriptions of six new species combinations and designation of Ehrlichia equi and 'HGE agent' as subjective synonyms of Ehrlichia phagocytophila. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:2145-2165.

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