Name: Pelobacter Schink and Pfennig 1983

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. pelos, mud; N.L. masc. n. bacter, a small rod; N.L. masc. n. Pelobacter, a mud-inhabiting rod

Type species: Pelobacter acidigallici Schink and Pfennig 1983

Effective publication: Schink B, Pfennig N. Fermentation of trihydroxybenzenes by Pelobacter acidigallici gen. nov. sp. nov., a new strictly anaerobic, non-spore-forming bacterium. Arch. Microbiol. 1982; 133:195-201.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 12. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1983; 33:896-897.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 7
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 7
Total number of child taxa: 7

Parent taxon: Desulfuromonadaceae corrig. Kuever et al. 2006

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Class I. Alphaproteobacteria class. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 1.

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