Name: Thiomargarita Schulz et al. 1999

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. theion, sulfur, (Latin transliteration thium); L. fem. n. margarita, pearl; N.L. fem. n. Thiomargarita, sulfur pearl

Type species: Thiomargarita namibiensis Schulz et al. 1999

Effective publication: Schulz HN, Brinkhoff T, Ferdelman TG, Marine MH, Teske A, Jorgensen BB. Dense populations of a giant sulfur bacterium in Namibian shelf sediments. Science 1999; 284:493-495.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 71. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:1325-1326.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

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: 3

Parent taxon: Thiotrichaceae Garrity et al. 2005

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Family I. Thiotrichaceae fam. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part B (The Gammaproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 131.

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