Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Phorcysia, named after Phorcys, son of Neptune, father of Medusa and the other Gorgons, who was changed after death into a sea-god, referring to the habitat of the type species
Valid publication: Perez-Rodriguez I, Grosche A, Massenburg L, Starovoytov V, Lutz RA, Vetriani C. Phorcysia thermohydrogeniphila gen. nov., sp. nov., a thermophilic, chemolithoautotrophic, nitrate-ammonifying bacterium from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:2388-2394.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1
|Name||Nomenclatural status||Taxonomic status|
|Phorcysia thermohydrogeniphila Pérez-Rodríguez et al. 2012||validly published||correct name|
Parent taxon: Desulfurobacteriaceae L'Haridon et al. 2006
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.