Name: Halopiger Gutiérrez et al. 2007

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Ha.lo.pi’ger Gr. masc. n. hals, halos salt; L. masc. adj. piger, lazy; N.L. masc. n. Halopiger, lazy halophile, referring to the slow growth under laboratory conditions

Type species: Halopiger xanaduensis Gutiérrez et al. 2007

Valid publication: Gutierrez MC, Castillo AM, Kamekura M, Xue Y, Ma Y, Cowan DA, Jones BE, Grant WD, Ventosa A. Halopiger xanaduensis gen. nov., sp. nov., an extremely halophilic archaeon isolated from saline Lake Shangmatala in Inner Mongolia, China. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2007; 57:1402-1407.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 6
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 6
Total number of child taxa: 8

Parent taxon: Natrialbaceae Gupta et al. 2015

Assigned by: Gupta RS, Naushad S, Baker S. Phylogenomic analyses and molecular signatures for the class Halobacteria and its two major clades: a proposal for division of the class Halobacteria into an emended order Halobacteriales and two new orders, Haloferacales ord. nov. and Natrialbales ord. nov., containing the novel families Haloferacaceae fam. nov. and Natrialbaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:1050-1069.

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