Ther.mo.coc.co’ides. Gr. fem. adj.thermê, heat; N.L. masc. n.coccus, a berry; from Gr. masc. n.kokkos, grain; L. adj. suff.-oides, resembling, similar; from Gr. neut. adj. suff.-eides, resembling, similar; from Gr. neut. n.eîdos, that which is seen, form, shape, figure; N.L. masc. n.Thermococcoides, a coccus-shaped bacterium which likes heat
Feng Y, Cheng L, Zhang X, Li X, Deng Y, Zhang H. Thermococcoides shengliensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a new member of the order Thermotogales isolated from oil-production fluid. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2010; 60:932-937.
Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 60, part 4 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2010; 60:1480-1481.
validly published under the ICNP
heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
For the type species of this genus another name is in use, which is affiliated with the genus Kosmotoga DiPippo et al. 2009.Publication:
Nunoura T, Hirai M, Imachi H, Miyazaki M, Makita H, Hirayama H, Furushima Y, Yamamoto H, Takai K. Kosmotoga arenicorallina sp. nov. a thermophilic and obligately anaerobic heterotroph isolated from a shallow hydrothermal system occurring within a coral reef, southern part of the Yaeyama Archipelago, Japan, reclassification of Thermococcoides shengliensis as Kosmotoga shengliensis comb. nov., and emended description of the genus Kosmotoga. Arch Microbiol 2010; 192:811-819.
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The terminology used by the authors is in line with many other taxonomic studies and does not negatively affect their main results; some improvements may nevertheless be possible. Using the term "phylogenetic data" (or equivalent) for sequence data is not advocated. Whether taxa can have "members" is debatable. See the LPSN phylogeny page for details.Publication:
Göker M. What can genome analysis offer for bacteria? In: Bridge P, Smith D, Stackebrandt E (eds), Trends in the systematics of bacteria and fungi, CAB International, Wallingford, 2021, p. 255-281.
Thermococcoides is the correct name if this genus is regarded as a separate genus (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another genus whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority).
The BRCs most frequently used for deposits in this group are: DSM: 1.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1 Total number of child taxa: 1