Name: Oxalophagus Collins et al. 1994

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. oxalis, wood sorrel (from which the name of oxalic acid is derived); Gr. masc. n. phagos, glutton; N.L. masc. n. Oxalophagus, oxalate eater

Type species: Oxalophagus oxalicus (Dehning and Schink 1990) Collins et al. 1994

Valid publication: Collins MD, Lawson PA, Willems A, Cordoba JJ, Fernandez-Garayzabal J, Garcia P, Cai J, Hippe H, Farrow JA. The phylogeny of the genus Clostridium: proposal of five new genera and eleven new species combinations. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1994; 44:812-826.

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: Paenibacillaceae De Vos et al. 2010

Assigned by: De Vos P, Ludwig W, Schleifer K-H, Whitman WB. Family IV. Paenibacillaceae fam. nov. In: De Vos P, Garrity GM, Jones D, Krieg NR, Ludwig W, Rainey FA, K.-H. S, Whitman WB (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 3 (The Firmicutes), Springer, New York, 2009, p. 269.

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