Name: Pyrobaculum Huber et al. 1988

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. pur, fire; L. neut. n. baculum, stick; N.L. neut. n. Pyrobaculum, the fire stick

Type species: Pyrobaculum islandicum Huber et al. 1988

Effective publication: Huber R, Kristjansson JK, Stetter KO. Pyrobaculum gen. nov., a new genus of neutrophilic, rod-shaped archaebacteria from continental solfataras growing optimally at 100°C. Arch. Microbiol. 1987; 149:95-101.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 25. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1988; 38:220-222.

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: 9
Total number of child taxa: 9

Parent taxon: Thermoproteaceae Zillig and Stetter 1982

Assigned by: Burggraf S, Huber H, Stetter KO. Reclassification of the crenarchael orders and families in accordance with 16S rRNA sequence data. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:657-660.

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