Etymology:Gr. masc. adj. [θερμός]thermos, hot; Gr. masc. n. [ἀήρ ἀέρος]aêr (gen. aeros), air; N.L. masc. n.bacter, rod or staff; N.L. masc. n.Thermaerobacter, rod, which grows at high temperatures in the presence of air
Takai K, Inoue A, Horikoshi K. Thermaerobacter marianensis gen. nov., sp. nov., an aerobic extremely thermophilic marine bacterium from the 11,000 m deep Mariana Trench. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:619-628.
Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 49, part 2 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:937-939.
validly published under the ICNP
Spanevello et al. 2002
Spanevello MD, Yamamoto H, Patel BK. Thermaerobacter subterraneus sp. nov., a novel aerobic bacterium from the Great Artesian Basin of Australia, and emendation of the genus Thermaerobacter. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:795-800.
Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 52, part 3 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:1077-1079. Notes:
Emendation accompanied by the proposal of 1 new species in the genus.
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Boone et al. (2001) assigned this genus to the family Syntrophomonadaceae Zhao et al. 1993.Publication:
Garrity GM, Holt JG. The Road Map to the Manual. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria), Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001, p. 119-166.
De Vos et al. (2009) assigned this genus to the order Clostridiales Prévot 1953 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Ludwig W, Schleifer K-H, Whitman WB. Class I. Bacilli class nov. In: De Vos P, Garrity GM, Jones D, Krieg NR, Ludwig W, Rainey FA, K.-H. S, Whitman WB (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 3 (The Firmicutes), Springer, New York, 2009, p. 19-20.
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Themaerobacter".
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 5 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 5 Total number of child taxa: 5