Name: Halosimplex Vreeland et al. 2003

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. masc. n. hals, halos, salt; L. adj. simplex -icis, simple (in a moral sense), without dissimulation, uncomplicated; N.L. neut. n. Halosimplex, simple salts, the simple halophile

Type species: Halosimplex carlsbadense Vreeland et al. 2003

Effective publication: Vreeland RH, Straight S, Krammes J, Dougherty K, Rosenzweig WD, Kamekura M. Halosimplex carlsbadense gen. nov., sp. nov., a unique halophilic archaeon, with three 16S rRNA genes, that grows only in defined medium with glycerol and acetate or pyruvate. Extremophiles 2002; 6:445-452.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Validation list no. 92. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:935-937.

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: Haloarculaceae Gupta et al. 2016

Assigned by: Gupta RS, Naushad S, Fabros R, Adeolu M. A phylogenomic reappraisal of family-level divisions within the class Halobacteria: proposal to divide the order Halobacteriales into the families Halobacteriaceae, Haloarculaceae fam. nov., and Halococcaceae fam. nov., and the order Haloferacales into the families, Haloferacaceae and Halorubraceae fam nov. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2016; 109:565-587.

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