Name: Marinitoga Wery et al. 2001

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. masc. adj. marinus, of or belonging to the sea, marine; L. fem. n. toga, Roman outer garment; N.L. fem. n. Marinitoga, a marine toga, referring to the marine isolation of the organism and the presence of a 'toga'-like sheath

Type species: Marinitoga camini Wery et al. 2001

Valid publication: Wery N, Lesongeur F, Pignet P, Derennes V, Cambon-Bonavita MA, Godfroy A, Barbier G. Marinitoga camini gen. nov., sp. nov., a rod-shaped bacterium belonging to the order Thermotogales, isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:495-504.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 6
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 6
Total number of child taxa: 7

Parent taxon: Petrotogaceae Bhandari and Gupta 2014

Assigned by: Bhandari V, Gupta RS. Molecular signatures for the phylum (class) Thermotogae and a proposal for its division into three orders (Thermotogales, Kosmotogales ord. nov. and Petrotogales ord. nov.) containing four families (Thermotogaceae, Fervidobacteriaceae fam. nov., Kosmotogaceae fam. nov. and Petrotogaceae fam. nov.) and a new genus Pseudothermotoga gen. nov. with five new combinations. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2014; 105:143-168.

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