Name: Pelospora Matthies et al. 2000

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Pe.lo.spo’ra Gr. masc. n. pelos, mud; Gr. fem. n. spora, a spore-former; N.L. fem. n. Pelospora, a spore-forming bacterium originating from mud

Type species: Pelospora glutarica Matthies et al. 2000

Valid publication: Matthies C, Springer N, Ludwig W, Schink B. Pelospora glutarica gen. nov., sp. nov., a glutarate-fermenting, strictly anaerobic, spore-forming bacterium. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:645-648.

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: Syntrophomonadaceae Zhao et al. 1993

Assigned by: Jumas-Bilak E, Roudiere L, Marchandin H. Description of 'Synergistetes' phyl. nov. and emended description of the phylum 'Deferribacteres' and of the family Syntrophomonadaceae, phylum 'Firmicutes'. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:1028-1035.

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