Name: Sulfurococcus Golovacheva et al. 1995

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. neut. n. sulfur, sulfur; M.L. masc. n. coccus, coccus; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed; N.L. masc. n. Sulfurococcus, sulfur-oxidizing coccus

Type species: Sulfurococcus mirabilis Golovacheva et al. 1995

Effective publication: Golovacheva RS, Val'Ekho-Roman KM, Troitskii AV. Sulfurococcus mirabilis gen. nov., sp. nov., a new thermophilic archaebacterium with the ability to oxidize sulfur. Mikrobiologiya 1987; 56:100-107.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 55. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1995; 45:879-880.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 3

Parent taxon: Sulfolobaceae Stetter 1989

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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