Name: Halothiobacillus Kelly and Wood 2000

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology:’lus Gr. masc. n. hals, sea, salt; Gr. n. thios, sulfur; N.L. masc. n. bacillus, a small rod; N.L. masc. n. Halothiobacillus, salt-loving sulfur rodlet

Type species: Halothiobacillus neapolitanus (Parker 1957) Kelly and Wood 2000

Valid publication: Kelly DP, Wood AP. Reclassification of some species of Thiobacillus to the newly designated genera Acidithiobacillus gen. nov., Halothiobacillus gen. nov. and Thermithiobacillus gen. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:511-516.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4
Total number of child taxa: 4

Parent taxon: Halothiobacillaceae Kelly and Wood 2005

Assigned by: Kelly DP, Wood AP. Family III. Halothiobacillaceae fam. nov. Kelly and Wood 2003. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part B (The Gammaproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 58.

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