Family Thermococcaceae

Name: Thermococcaceae Zillig 1988

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

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

Type genus: Thermococcus Zillig 1983

Effective publication: Zillig W, Holz I, Klenk H-P, Trent J, Wunderl S, Janekovic D, Imsel E, Haas B. Pyrococcus woesei, sp. nov., an ultra-thermophilic marine Archaebacterium, representing a novel order, Thermococcales. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1987; 9:62-70.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 24. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1988; 38:136-137.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 4
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4
Total number of child taxa: 4

Parent taxon: Thermococcales Zillig 1988

Assigned by: Zillig W, Holz I, Klenk H-P, Trent J, Wunderl S, Janekovic D, Imsel E, Haas B. Pyrococcus woesei, sp. nov., an ultra-thermophilic marine Archaebacterium, representing a novel order, Thermococcales. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1987; 9:62-70.

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