Name: Sulfophobococcus Hensel et al. 1997

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. neut. n. sulfur, sulfur; Gr. v. phobeƓ, to be seized with fear, to fear, to avoid; M.L. masc. n. coccus, coccus; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed; N.L. masc. n. Sulfophobococcus, the sulfur fearing coccus

Type species: Sulfophobococcus zilligii Hensel et al. 1997

Effective publication: Hensel R, Matussek K, Michalke K, Tacke L, Tindall BJ, Kohlhoff M, Siebers B, Dielenschneider J. Sulfophobococcus zilligii gen. nov., spec. nov. a novel hyperthermophilic archaeum isolated from hot alkaline springs of Iceland. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1997; 20:102-110.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 62. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:915-916.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

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: Desulfurococcaceae Zillig and Stetter 1983

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Holt JG. The Road Map to the Manual. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria), Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001, p. 119-166.

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