Name: Haloferax Torreblanca et al. 1986

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. masc. n. hals, halos, salt; L. adj. ferax -acis, fertile; N.L. masc. n. Haloferax, salt (-requiring) and fertile

Type species: Haloferax volcanii (Mullakhanbhai and Larsen 1975) Torreblanca et al. 1986

Effective publication: Torreblanca M, Rodriguez-Valera F, Juez G, Ventosa A, Kamekura M, Kates M. Classification of non-alkaliphilic halobacteria based on numerical taxonomy and polar lipid composition, and description of Haloarcula gen. nov. and Haloferax gen. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1986; 8:89-99.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 22. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1986; 36:573-576.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 13
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 13
Total number of child taxa: 15

Parent taxon: Haloferacaceae Gupta et al. 2015

Assigned by: Gupta RS, Naushad S, Baker S. Phylogenomic analyses and molecular signatures for the class Halobacteria and its two major clades: a proposal for division of the class Halobacteria into an emended order Halobacteriales and two new orders, Haloferacales ord. nov. and Natrialbales ord. nov., containing the novel families Haloferacaceae fam. nov. and Natrialbaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:1050-1069.

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