Name: Spirochaetes Cavalier-Smith 2002

Category: Class

Proposed as: class. nov.

Etymology: Spi.ro.chae’tes N.L. fem. pl. n. Spirochaetales, type order of the class; N.L. neut. pl. n. Spirochaetes, the class of Spirochaetales

Gender: neuter

Type order: Spirochaetales Buchanan 1917 (Approved Lists 1980)

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: "Spirochaetia" Paster 2010

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4
Total number of child taxa: 5

Parent taxon: "Spirochaetes" Garrity and Holt 2001

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