Type species: Halopenitus persicus Amoozegar et al. 2012
Valid publication: Amoozegar MA, Makhdoumi-Kakhki A, Shahzadeh Fazeli SA, Azarbaijani R, Ventosa A. Halopenitus persicus gen. nov., sp. nov., an archaeon from an inland salt lake. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:1932-1936.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 3
Parent taxon: Halorubraceae 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.