Name: Desulfurococcaceae Zillig and Stetter 1983

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Desulfurococcus, type genus of the family; L. fem. pl. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Desulfurococcaceae, the Desulfurococcus family

Type genus: Desulfurococcus Zillig and Stetter 1983

Effective publication: Zillig W, Stetter KO, Pranghhvilli D, Schäfer W, Wunderl S, Janekovic D, Holz I, Palm P. Desulfurococcaceae, the second family of the extremely thermophilic, anaerobic, sulfur-respiring Thermoproteaks. Zentralbl. Bakteriol. Parasitenkd. Infektionskr. Hyg. Abt. 1 Orig. C 1982; 3:304-317.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 10. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1983; 33:438-440.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 9
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 9
Total number of child taxa: 11

Parent taxon: Desulfurococcales Huber and Stetter 2002

Assigned by: Huber H, Stetter KO. Order II. Desulfurococcales ord. nov. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the Deeply Branching and Phototrophic Bacteria), Springer, New York, 2001, p. 179-197.

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