Name: Thermoproteaceae Zillig and Stetter 1982

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

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

Type genus: Thermoproteus Zillig and Stetter 1982

Effective publication: Zillig W, Stetter KO, Schilfer W, Janekovic D, Wunderl S, Holz I, Palm P. Thermoproteales: a novel type of extremely thermoacidophilic anaerobic archaebacteria isolated from Icelandic solfataras. Zentralbl. Bakteriol. Parasitenkd. Infektionskr. Hyg. Abt. 1 Orig. C 1981; 2:205-227.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 8. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1982; 32:266-268.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 5
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 5
Total number of child taxa: 6

Parent taxon: Thermoproteales Zillig and Stetter 1982

Assigned by: Burggraf S, Huber H, Stetter KO. Reclassification of the crenarchael orders and families in accordance with 16S rRNA sequence data. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:657-660.

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