Genus Staphylococcus

Name: Staphylococcus Rosenbach 1884 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. staphulê, bunch of grapes; M.L. masc. n. coccus, coccus; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed; N.L. masc. n. Staphylococcus, the grape-like coccus

Type species: Staphylococcus aureus Rosenbach 1884 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Rosenbach FJ. Microorganismen bei den Wund-Infections-Krankheiten des Menschen. J.F. Bergmann, Wiesbaden, 1884.

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

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 54
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 57
Total number of child taxa: 58

Parent taxon: Staphylococcaceae Schleifer and Bell 2010

Assigned by: Schleifer K-H, Bell JA. Family VIII. Staphylococcaceae fam. nov. In: De Vos P, Garrity GM, Jones D, Krieg NR, Ludwig W, Rainey FA, K.-H. S, Whitman WB (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 3 (The Firmicutes), Springer, New York, 2009, p. 392.

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