Name: Picrophilaceae Schleper et al. 1996

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Picrophilus, type genus of the family; L. fem. pl. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Picrophilaceae, the Picrophilus family

Gender: feminine

Type genus: Picrophilus Schleper et al. 1996

Valid publication: Schleper C, Pühler G, Klenk HP, Zillig W. Picrophilus oshimae and Picrophilus torridus fam. nov., gen. nov., sp. nov., two species of hyperacidophilic, thermophilic, heterotrophic, aerobic archaea. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1996; 46:814-816.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 46, part 3 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1996; 46:1191.

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: 1

Parent taxon: Thermoplasmatales Reysenbach 2002

Assigned by: Reysenbach A-L. Order I. Thermoplasmatales ord. nov. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the Deeply Branching and Phototrophic Bacteria), Springer, New York, 2001, p. 335-340.

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