Name: Saccharolobus Sakai and Kurosawa 2018

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Sac.cha.ro.lo’bus Gr. neut. n. saccharon, sugar; L. n. lobus, lobe; N.L. masc. n. Saccharolobus, a lobed organism that catabolizes sugars

Type species: Saccharolobus solfataricus (Zillig et al. 1980) Sakai and Kurosawa 2018

Valid publication: Sakai HD, Kurosawa N. Saccharolobus caldissimus gen. nov., sp. nov., a facultatively anaerobic iron-reducing hyperthermophilic archaeon isolated from an acidic terrestrial hot spring, and reclassification of Sulfolobus solfataricus as Saccharolobus solfataricus comb. nov. and Sulfolobus shibatae as Saccharolobus shibatae comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018; 68:1271-1278.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 68, part 4 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018; 68:2134-2136.

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: Sulfolobaceae Stetter 1989

Assigned by: Sakai HD, Kurosawa N. Saccharolobus caldissimus gen. nov., sp. nov., a facultatively anaerobic iron-reducing hyperthermophilic archaeon isolated from an acidic terrestrial hot spring, and reclassification of Sulfolobus solfataricus as Saccharolobus solfataricus comb. nov. and Sulfolobus shibatae as Saccharolobus shibatae comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018; 68:1271-1278.

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