Name: Pyrodictium Stetter et al. 1984

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. neut. n. pŷr, fire; Gr. neut. n. diktûon, lattice-work, network; N.L. neut. n. Pyrodictium, fire-loving network

Gender: neuter

Type species: Pyrodictium occultum Stetter et al. 1984

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Stetter KO, Konig H, Stackebrandt E. Pyrodictium gen. nov., a New Genus of Submarine Disc-Shaped Sulphur Reducing Archaebacteria Growing Optimally at 105 degrees C. Syst Appl Microbiol 1983; 4:535-551.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 14. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1984; 34:270-271.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

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

Parent taxon: Pyrodictiaceae Burggraf et al. 1997

Assigned by: Burggraf S, Huber H, Stetter KO. Reclassification of the crenarchael orders and families in accordance with 16S rRNA sequence data. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:657-660.

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