Name: Sphaerochaeta Ritalahti et al. 2012

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. sphaira, a sphere, (Latin transliteration sphaera); Gr. fem. n. chaitê, long flowing hair, (Latin transliteration chaeta); N.L. fem. n. Sphaerochaeta, round cells along threads of hair, indicative of a round morphology with a derivation from spirochaetal ancestry

Type species: Sphaerochaeta globosa Ritalahti et al. 2012

Valid publication: Ritalahti KM, Justicia-Leon SD, Cusick KD, Ramos-Hernandez N, Rubin M, Dornbush J, Loffler FE. Sphaerochaeta globosa gen. nov., sp. nov. and Sphaerochaeta pleomorpha sp. nov., free-living, spherical spirochaetes. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:210-216.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 4
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 5
Total number of child taxa: 5

Parent taxon: Spirochaetaceae Swellengrebel 1907 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Ritalahti KM, Justicia-Leon SD, Cusick KD, Ramos-Hernandez N, Rubin M, Dornbush J, Loffler FE. Sphaerochaeta globosa gen. nov., sp. nov. and Sphaerochaeta pleomorpha sp. nov., free-living, spherical spirochaetes. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:210-216.

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