Name: Palaeococcus Takai et al. 2000

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. adj. palaios, ancient; M.L. masc. n. coccus, coccus; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed; N.L. masc. n. Palaeococcus, ancient spherical cell, denoting the ancient lineage of this organism

Type species: Palaeococcus ferrophilus Takai et al. 2000

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Takai K, Sugai A, Itoh T, Horikoshi K. Palaeococcus ferrophilus gen. nov., sp. nov., a barophilic, hyperthermophilic archaeon from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent chimney. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:489-500.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 50, part 2 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:951-953.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 3

Parent taxon: Thermococcaceae Zillig 1988

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