Genus Rickettsia

Name: Rickettsia da Rocha-Lima 1916 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Rickettsia, named after Howard Taylor Ricketts, who first associated organisms of this description with spotted fever and typhus and who died of typhus contracted in the course of his studies

Type species: Rickettsia prowazekii da Rocha-Lima 1916 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Da Rocha-Lima H. Zur Aetiologie des Fleckfeibers. Berliner Klinische Wochenschrift 1916; 53:567-569.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published, conserved name

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 32
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 34
Total number of child taxa: 60

Parent taxon: Rickettsiaceae Pinkerton 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Pinkerton H. Criteria for the accurate classification of the Rickettsial diseases (Rickettsioses) and of their etiological agents. Parasitology 1936; 28:172-189.

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