Zillig W, Yeats S, Holz I, Böck A, Rettenberger M, Gropp F, Simon G. Desulfurolobus ambivalens, gen. nov., sp. nov., an autotrophic archaebacterium facultatively oxidizing or reducing sulfur. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1986; 8:197-203.
Anonymous. Validation list no. 23. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1987; 37:179-180.
validly published under the ICNP
heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
For the type species of this genus another name is in use, which is affiliated with the genus Acidianus Segerer et al. 1986.Publication:
Fuchs T, Huber H, Burggraf S, Stetter KO. 16S rDNA-based phylogeny of the archaeal order Sulfolobales and reclassification of Desulfurolobus ambivalens as Acidianus ambivalens comb. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1996; 19:56-60.
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Desulfarolobus"; "Desulfuralabus"; "Desulfuralobus"; "Desuliurolobus".
Desulfurolobus is the correct name if this genus is regarded as a separate genus (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another genus whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority).
The authority of the taxon name (Zillig and Böck) deliberately differs from the authors of the publication (Zillig et al.).
Pittman et al. (1991) suggested the abbreviation "DULB" for this genus name but this does not appear to be of practical relevance any longer.Publication:
Pittman KF, Walczak CA, Lock CM. Codes and abbreviations for approved of effectively published names of genera of bacteria published from January 1980 to December 1990. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1991; 41:571-579.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1 Total number of child taxa: 1