Name: Halodesulfurarchaeum Sorokin et al. 2017

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. masc. n. hals, halos, salt of the sea; L. pref. de-, from; L. neut. n. sulfur, sulfur; N.L. neut. n. archaeum, archaeon; from Gr. adj. archaios -ê -on, ancient; N.L. neut. n. Halodesulfurarchaeum, sulfur-reducing haloarchaeon

Type species: Halodesulfurarchaeum formicicum Sorokin et al. 2017

Effective publication: Sorokin DY, Messina E, Smedile F, Roman P, Damste JSS, Ciordia S, Mena MC, Ferrer M, Golyshin PN, Kublanov IV, et al. Discovery of anaerobic lithoheterotrophic haloarchaea, ubiquitous in hypersaline habitats. ISME J 2017; 11:1245-1260.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Validation list no. 176. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:2075-2078.

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: Halobacteriaceae Gibbons 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Sorokin DY, Messina E, Smedile F, Roman P, Damste JSS, Ciordia S, Mena MC, Ferrer M, Golyshin PN, Kublanov IV, et al. Discovery of anaerobic lithoheterotrophic haloarchaea, ubiquitous in hypersaline habitats. ISME J 2017; 11:1245-1260.

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