Genus Geoglobus

Name: Geoglobus Kashefi et al. 2002

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Ge.o.glo’bus Gr. n. Ge, the Earth; L. masc. n. globus, ball; N.L. masc. n. Geoglobus, a ball from the Earth

Type species: Geoglobus ahangari Kashefi et al. 2002

Valid publication: Kashefi K, Tor JM, Holmes DE, Gaw Van Praagh CV, Reysenbach AL, Lovley DR. Geoglobus ahangari gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel hyperthermophilic archaeon capable of oxidizing organic acids and growing autotrophically on hydrogen with Fe(III) serving as the sole electron acceptor. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:719-728.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

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

Parent taxon: Archaeoglobaceae Huber and Stetter 2002

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