Name: Persephonella Götz et al. 2002

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Per.se.pho.nel’la N.L. fem. dim. n. Persephonella, little Persephone, after the Greek mythological goddess, who spent half of each year in the Underworld and the other half on Earth

Type species: Persephonella marina Götz et al. 2002

Valid publication: Gotz D, Banta A, Beveridge TJ, Rushdi AI, Simoneit BR, Reysenbach AL. Persephonella marina gen. nov., sp. nov. and Persephonella guaymasensis sp. nov., two novel, thermophilic, hydrogen-oxidizing microaerophiles from deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:1349-1359.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 3

Parent taxon: Hydrogenothermaceae Eder and Huber 2003

Assigned by: Gupta RS, Lali R. Molecular signatures for the phylum Aquificae and its different clades: proposal for division of the phylum Aquificae into the emended order Aquificales, containing the families Aquificaceae and Hydrogenothermaceae, and a new order Desulfurobacteriales ord. nov., containing the family Desulfurobacteriaceae. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2013; 104:349-368.

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