Name: Meiothermus Nobre et al. 1996

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Me.io.ther.mus Gr. pref. meio-, less; Gr. masc. adj. thermos, hot; N.L. masc. n. Meiothermus, to indicate an organism in a less hot place

Type species: Meiothermus ruber (Loginova et al. 1984) Nobre et al. 1996

Valid publication: Nobre MF, Trüper HG, Da Costa MS. Transfer of Thermus ruber (Loginova et al. 1984), Thermus silvanus (Tenreiro et al. 1995), and Thermus chliarophilus (Tenreiro et al. 1995) to Meiothermus gen. nov. as Meiothermus ruber comb. nov., Meiothermus silvanus comb. nov., and Meiothermus chliarophilus comb. nov., respectively, and emendation of the genus Thermus. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1996; 46:604-606.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 9
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 13
Total number of child taxa: 13

Parent taxon: Thermaceae da Costa and Rainey 2002

Assigned by: da Costa MS, Rainey FA. Family I. Thermaceae fam. nov. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the Deeply Branching and Phototrophic Bacteria), Springer, New York, 2001, p. 403-420.

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