Etymology: N.L. neut. n. hydrogenum, hydrogen (that which produces water, so called because it forms water when exposed to oxygen); from Gr. n. hudôr, water; from Gr. v. gennaô, to produce; N.L. masc. n. bacter, a rod; N.L. masc. n. Hydrogenobacter, hydrogen rod
Type species: Hydrogenobacter thermophilus Kawasumi et al. 1984
Valid publication: Kawasumi T, Igarashi Y, Kodama T, Minoda Y. Hydrogenobacter thermophilus gen. nov., sp. nov., an extremely thermophilic, aerobic, hydrogen-oxidizing bacterium. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1984; 34:5-10.
|Calderobacterium Kryukov et al. 1984||heterotypic synonym, validly published|
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4
Total number of child taxa: 4
|Name||Nomenclatural status||Taxonomic status|
|Hydrogenobacter acidophilus Shima and Suzuki 1993||validly published||synonym|
|Hydrogenobacter hydrogenophilus (Kryukov et al. 1984) Stöhr et al. 2001||validly published||correct name|
|Hydrogenobacter subterraneus Takai et al. 2001||validly published||correct name|
|Hydrogenobacter thermophilus Kawasumi et al. 1984||validly published||correct name|
Parent taxon: Aquificaceae Reysenbach 2002
Assigned by: Gupta RS, Lali R. Molecular signatures for the phylum Aquificae and its different clades: proposal for division of the phylum Aquificae into the emended order Aquificales, containing the families Aquificaceae and Hydrogenothermaceae, and a new order Desulfurobacteriales ord. nov., containing the family Desulfurobacteriaceae. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2013; 104:349-368.