Name: Halococcus Schoop 1935 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. masc. n. hals (gen. halos), the sea, salt; M.L. masc. n. coccus, coccus; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, a berry; N.L. masc. n. Halococcus, salt (-requiring) coccus

Gender: masculine

Type species: Halococcus morrhuae (Farlow 1880) Kocur and Hodgkiss 1973 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Schoop G. Halococcus litoralis, ein obligat halphiler Farbstoffbildner. Deutsche Tierarztsliche Wochenschrift 1935; 43:817-820.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 10
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 11
Total number of child taxa: 11

Parent taxon: Halococcaceae Gupta et al. 2016

Assigned by: Gupta RS, Naushad S, Fabros R, Adeolu M. A phylogenomic reappraisal of family-level divisions within the class Halobacteria: proposal to divide the order Halobacteriales into the families Halobacteriaceae, Haloarculaceae fam. nov., and Halococcaceae fam. nov., and the order Haloferacales into the families, Haloferacaceae and Halorubraceae fam nov. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2016; 109:565-587.

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