Class Halobacteria

Warning: In the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature, an arrow () only indicates the sequence of valid publication of names and does not mean that the last name in the sequence must be used (see: Introduction).

Classification (Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction").

For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).


Halobacteria Grant et al. 2002, class. nov.
Type order: ¤ Halobacteriales Grant and Larsen 1989.
Etymology: N.L. fem. pl. n. Halobacteriales, type order of the class; suff. -ia, ending to denote a class; N.L. pl. n. Halobacteria, the class of Halobacteriales.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 85. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 685-690.
Effective publication: GRANT (W.D.), KAMEKURA (M.), McGENITY (T.J.) and VENTOSA (A.): Class III. Halobacteria class. nov. In: D.R. BOONE, R.W. CASTENHOLZ and G.M. GARRITY (editors): Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria), Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001, p. 294.
Validation List no. 85 in IJSEM Online

1 Halobacteria Grant et al. 2002 is a later homotypic synonym of ¤ Halomebacteria Cavalier-Smith 2002.
2 In Validation List no. 85, the page numbers of the effective publication are cited as "pp. 294-334".