Name: Halovivax Castillo et al. 2006

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Ha.lo.vi’vax Gr. masc. n. hals, halos salt; L. adj. vivax, long-lived, tenacious of life; N.L. masc. n. Halovivax, long-living halophile

Type species: Halovivax asiaticus Castillo et al. 2006

Valid publication: Castillo AM, Gutierrez MC, Kamekura M, Ma Y, Cowan DA, Jones BE, Grant WD, Ventosa A. Halovivax asiaticus gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel extremely halophilic archaeon isolated from Inner Mongolia, China. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:765-770.

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: Natrialbaceae 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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