Name: Salarchaeum Shimane et al. 2011

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. masc. n. sal, salis, salt; N.L. neut. n. archaeum, ancient one, archaeon; from Gr. adj. archaios, ancient; N.L. neut. n. Salarchaeum, salt-requiring archaeon

Type species: Salarchaeum japonicum Shimane et al. 2011

Valid publication: Shimane Y, Hatada Y, Minegishi H, Echigo A, Nagaoka S, Miyazaki M, Ohta Y, Maruyama T, Usami R, Grant WD, et al. Salarchaeum japonicum gen. nov., sp. nov., an aerobic, extremely halophilic member of the Archaea isolated from commercial salt. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:2266-2270.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Halobacteriaceae Gibbons 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Gupta RS, Naushad S, Fabros R, Adeolu M. Erratum to: A phylogenomic reappraisal of family-level divisions within the class Halobacteria: proposal to divide the order Halobacteriales into the families Halobacteriaceae, Haloarculaceae fam. nov., and Halococcaceae fam. nov., and the order Haloferacales into the families, Haloferacaceae and Halorubraceae fam nov. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2016; 109:1521-1523.

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