Name: Natronorubrum Xu et al. 1999

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. natron, soda, sodium carbonate, (arbitrarily derived from the Arabic n. natrun or natron); N.L. pref. natrono-, pertaining to soda; L. neut. adj. rubrum, red; N.L. neut. n. Natronorubrum, the red of soda

Type species: Natronorubrum bangense Xu et al. 1999

Valid publication: Xu Y, Zhou P, Tian X. Characterization of two novel haloalkaliphilic archaea Natronorubrum bangense gen. nov., sp. nov. and Natronorubrum tibetense gen. nov., sp. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:261-266.

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: 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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