Name: Desulfurolobus Zillig and Böck 1987

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. abl. prep. de, from; L. neut. n. sulfur, sulfur; L. masc. n. globus, a round body, a ball, sphere, globe; N.L. masc. n. Desulfuroglobus, a sphere that reduces sulfur compounds

Type species: Desulfurolobus ambivalens Zillig and Böck 1987

Effective publication: 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.

IJSEM list: 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.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Acidianus Segerer et al. 1986


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

Parent taxon: Sulfolobaceae Stetter 1989

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