Etymology: Hip’pea N.L. fem. n. Hippea, after Hans Hippe, a German microbiologist, in recognition of his significant contribution to the characterization of new, obligately anaerobic prokaryotes and the understanding of their physiology
Type species: Hippea maritima Miroshnichenko et al. 1999
Valid publication: Miroshnichenko ML, Rainey FA, Rhode M, Bonch-Osmolovskaya EA. Hippea maritima gen. nov., sp. nov., a new genus of thermophilic, sulfur-reducing bacterium from submarine hot vents. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:1033-1038.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 3
Parent taxon: Desulfurellaceae Kuever et al. 2006
Assigned by: Kuever J, Rainey FA, Widdel F. Family I. Desulfurellaceae fam. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 923.