Class Halomebacteria

Name: Halomebacteria Cavalier-Smith 2002

Category: Class

Proposed as: class. nov.

Etymology: Gr. masc. n. hals (gen. halos), salt; me-, common scientific abbreviation for methane; Gr. neut. n. baktêrio, staff, cane; Gr. fem. adj. suff. -ia, ending proposed by Gibbons and Murray and by Stackebrandt et al. to denote a class; N.L. neut. pl. n. Halomebacteria, a class which comprises both halophiles and somewhat halophilic methanogen

Gender: neuter

Type order: Halobacteriales Grant and Larsen 1989

Valid publication: Cavalier-Smith T. The neomuran origin of archaebacteria, the negibacterial root of the universal tree and bacterial megaclassification. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:7-76.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 52, part 1 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:293-295.

Nomenclatural status: validly published, rejected name

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Halobacteria Grant et al. 2002

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