Name DOI
Borrel et al. 1910
Name Status
Not Validly Published, Illegitimate
Current Authority
Borrel et al. 1910
Preferred Name
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Type
(designated species)
Borrel et al. 1910
Proper Form
Asterococcus Borrel et al. 1910
Nomenclatural History
The genus Asterococcus was originally proposed by Borrel et al. 1910. This name was affected by Judicial Opinion 22 in 1958. Judicial Commission replaced this illegitimate name with Nowak 1929 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Gupta et al. 2018 in 1958.
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