Name: Natrialba Kamekura and Dyall-Smith 1996

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. natron, soda, sodium carbonate, (arbitrarily derived from the Arabic n. natrun or natron); L. fem. adj. alba, white; L. fem. n. Natrialba, sodium white, referring to the high sodium ion requirement and the pigmentless colonies of the type species

Type species: Natrialba asiatica Kamekura and Dyall-Smith 1996

Effective publication: Kamekura M, Dyall-Smith ML. Taxonomy of the family Halobacteriaceae and the description of two new genera Halorubrobacterium and Natrialba. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol. 1995; 41:333-350.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 57. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1996; 46:625-626.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 7
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 7
Total number of child taxa: 8

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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