Name: Pelagibacterium Xu et al. 2011

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. n. pelagus, the sea; L. neut. n. bacterium, a small rod; N.L. neut. n. Pelagibacterium, a rod isolated from the sea

Type species: Pelagibacterium halotolerans Xu et al. 2011

Valid publication: Xu XW, Huo YY, Wang CS, Oren A, Cui HL, Vedler E, Wu M. Pelagibacterium halotolerans gen. nov., sp. nov. and Pelagibacterium luteolum sp. nov., novel members of the family Hyphomicrobiaceae. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:1817-1822.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 6
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 6
Total number of child taxa: 8

Parent taxon: Hyphomicrobiaceae Babudieri 1950 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Xu XW, Huo YY, Wang CS, Oren A, Cui HL, Vedler E, Wu M. Pelagibacterium halotolerans gen. nov., sp. nov. and Pelagibacterium luteolum sp. nov., novel members of the family Hyphomicrobiaceae. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:1817-1822.

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