Genus Rhodothalassium

Name: Rhodothalassium Imhoff et al. 1998

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Rho.do.tha.las’si.um Gr. n. rhodon, the rose; Gr. adj. thalassios, belonging to the sea; M.L. neut. n. Rhodothalassium, the rose belonging to the sea

Type species: Rhodothalassium salexigens (Drews 1982) Imhoff et al. 1998

Valid publication: Imhoff JF, Petri R, Suling J. Reclassification of species of the spiral-shaped phototrophic purple non-sulfur bacteria of the alpha-Proteobacteria: description of the new genera Phaeospirillum gen. nov., Rhodovibrio gen. nov., Rhodothalassium gen. nov. and Roseospira gen. nov. as well as transfer of Rhodospirillum fulvum to Phaeospirillum fulvum comb. nov., of Rhodospirillum molischianum to Phaeospirillum molischianum comb. nov., of Rhodospirillum salinarum to Rhodovibrio salexigens. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:793-798.

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: Rhodothalassiaceae Venkata Ramana et al. 2014

Assigned by: Venkata Ramana V, Kalyana Chakravarthy S, Ramaprasad EV, Thiel V, Imhoff JF, Sasikala Ch, Ramana ChV. Emended description of the genus Rhodothalassium Imhoff et al., 1998 and proposal of Rhodothalassiaceae fam. nov. and Rhodothalassiales ord. nov. Syst Appl Microbiol 2013; 36:28-32.

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