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For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).
Crenarchaeota Cavalier-Smith 2002, class. nov.
Type order: ¤ Thermoproteales Zillig and Stetter 1982.
Etymology: Gr. kren, spring, fount; Gr. archae-, ancient; N.L. neut. pl. n. Crenarchaeota, ?
Reference: CAVALIER-SMITH (T.): The neomuran origin of archaebacteria, the negibacterial root of the universal tree and bacterial megaclassification. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 7-76.
Original article in IJSEM Online
Note: Crenarchaeota Cavalier-Smith 2002 is an earlier homotypic synonym of ¤ Thermoprotei Reysenbach 2002.