Etymology:N.L. neut. n.natron, soda, sodium carbonate (arbitrarily derived from the Arabic n. natrun or natron); N.L. pref. natrono-, pertaining to soda; M.L. masc. n.coccus, coccus; from Gr. masc. n.kokkos, grain, seed; N.L. masc. n.Natronococcus, soda berry
Tindall BJ, Ross HNM, Grant WD. Natronobacterium gen. nov. and Natronococcus gen. nov., two new genera of haloalkaliphilic archaebacteria. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1984; 5:41-57.
Anonymous. Validation list no. 15. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1984; 34:355-357.
Tindall BJ. Genus XII. Natronococcus Tindall, Ross and Grant 1984b, 355VP (Effective publication: Tindall, Ross and Grant 1984a, 41) emend. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 1, The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic bacteria, Springer, New York, 2001, p. 330-332.
Oren A, Garrity GM. List of changes in taxonomic opinion no. 19. Notification of changes in taxonomic opinion previously published outside the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:8-10.
Boone et al. (2001) assigned this genus to the family Halobacteriaceae Gibbons 1974 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
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.
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Nutronococcus".
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 4 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4 Total number of child taxa: 4
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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