Fer.ro.plas.ma’ce.ae. M.L. ferro, pertaining to ferrous iron; Gr. neut. n.plasma, something shaped or moulded; L. fem. pl. n. suff.-aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n.Ferroplasmaceae, a family of ferrous-iron-oxidizing forms
Golyshina OV, Pivovarova TA, Karavaiko GI, Kondrateva TF, Moore ER, Abraham WR, Lunsdorf H, Timmis KN, Yakimov MM, Golyshin PN. Ferroplasma acidiphilum gen. nov., sp. nov., an acidophilic, autotrophic, ferrous-iron-oxidizing, cell-wall-lacking, mesophilic member of the Ferroplasmaceae fam. nov., comprising a distinct lineage of the Archaea. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:997-1006.
Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 50, part 3 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:1419-1420.
validly published under the ICNP
The BRCs most frequently used for deposits in this group are: JCM: 4; DSM: 4.
Irregularly formed name. The expected name to be formed from Ferroplasma would be "Ferroplasmataceae" because the genitive of plasma is plasmatos (Latin plasmatis). See also the discussion in Silva (1980).Publication:
Silva PC. Names of classes and families of living algae with special reference to their use in the Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). Bohn, Scheltema & Holkema, Utrecht, 1980.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2 Total number of child taxa: 2