Name: Metallosphaera Huber et al. 1989

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. neut. n. metallum, a mine or quarry, metal; Gr. fem. n. sphaera, sphere; N.L. fem. n. Metallosphaera, the metal-mobilizing sphere

Type species: Metallosphaera sedula Huber et al. 1989

Effective publication: Huber G, Spinnler C, Gambacorta A, Stetter KO. Metallosphaera sedula gen. and sp. nov. represents a new genus of aerobic, metal-mobilizing, thermoacidophilic archaebacteria. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1989; 12:3847.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 31. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1989; 39:495-497.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 5
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 5
Total number of child taxa: 5

Parent taxon: Sulfolobaceae Stetter 1989

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Holt JG. The Road Map to the Manual. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria), Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001, p. 119-166.

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