Class Protoarchaea

Name: Protoarchaea Cavalier-Smith 2002

Category: Class

Proposed as: class. nov.

Etymology: Gr. proto, first; Gr. archae-, ancient; N.L. neut. pl. n. Protoarchaea, named Protoarchaea because bacteria have all retained the putatively ancestral archaebacterial phenotype of hyperthermophily, histones and sulphur reduction

Type order: Thermococcales Zillig 1988

Valid publication: 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.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 52, part 1 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:293-295.

Nomenclatural status: validly published, rejected name

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Thermococci Zillig and Reysenbach 2002

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