Name DOI
Trevisan 1885 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Ruan et al. 2014
Name Status
Validly Published
Current Authority
Trevisan 1885 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Ruan et al. 2014
Preferred Name
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Type
(designated species)
(Kurth 1883) Trevisan 1885 (Approved Lists 1980)
Proper Form
Kurthia Trevisan 1885 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Ruan et al. 2014
Nomenclatural History
The genus Kurthia was originally proposed by Trevisan 1885. This name appeared on the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names 1980. This name was placed onto the nomina taxorum conservanda by Judicial Opinion 13 in 1954. Keddie and Rogosa published an emended description of this genus in 1974. A subsequent emendation was proposed by Ruan et al. in 2014.
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This information was last reviewed on October 25, 2018.


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