Name: Lebetimonas Takai et al. 2005

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. n. lebes -etis, a copper basin, kettle, caldron; L. fem. n. monas, a unit, monad; N.L. fem. n. Lebetimonas, cell from a caldron

Type species: Lebetimonas acidiphila Takai et al. 2005

Valid publication: Takai K, Hirayama H, Nakagawa T, Suzuki Y, Nealson KH, Horikoshi K. Lebetimonas acidiphila gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel thermophilic, acidophilic, hydrogen-oxidizing chemolithoautotroph within the 'Epsilonproteobacteria', isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal fumarole in the Mariana Arc. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:183-189.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

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

Parent taxon: Nautiliaceae Miroshnichenko et al. 2004

Assigned by: Campbell BJ, Engel AS, Porter ML, Takai K. The versatile epsilon-proteobacteria: key players in sulphidic habitats. Nat Rev Microbiol 2006; 4:458-468.

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