Miroshnichenko ML, L'Haridon S, Jeanthon C, Antipov AN, Kostrikina NA, Tindall BJ, Schumann P, Spring S, Stackebrandt E, Bonch-Osmolovskaya EA. Oceanithermus profundus gen. nov., sp. nov., a thermophilic, microaerophilic, facultatively chemolithoheterotrophic bacterium from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:747-752.
Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 53, part 3 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:1221-1222.
Mori et al. 2004
Mori K, Kakegawa T, Higashi Y, Nakamura K, Maruyama A, Hanada S. Oceanithermus desulfurans sp. nov., a novel thermophilic, sulfur-reducing bacterium isolated from a sulfide chimney in Suiyo Seamount. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:1561-1566.
Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 54, part 5 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:3-5. Notes:
Emendation accompanied by the proposal of 1 new species in the genus.
A wrong etymology is given in the paper by Miroshnichenko et al. 2003: L. n. oceanus, the ocean; Gr. fem. n. thermê, heat; N.L. masc. (sic) n. Oceanithermus, warmth-loving organisms living in the ocean. With such an etymology, the correct name should be Oceanotherma (N.L. fem. n.).
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2 Total number of child taxa: 2