Name: Thermofilum Zillig and Gierl 1983

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: fi’lum Gr. fem. n. [θέρμη] thermê, heat; L. neut. n. filum, thread, filament; N.L. neut. n. Thermofilum, filament existing in a hot environment

Gender: neuter

Type species: Thermofilum pendens Zillig and Gierl 1983

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Zillig W, Gierl A, Schreiber G, Wunderl S, Janekovic D, Stetter KO, Klenk HP. The Archaebacterium Thermofilum pendens Represents, a Novel Genus of the Thermophilic, Anaerobic Sulfur Respiring Thermoproteales. Syst Appl Microbiol 1983; 4:79-87.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 11. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1983; 33:672-674.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name


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: 4

Parent taxon: Thermofilaceae Burggraf et al. 1997

Assigned by: Burggraf S, Huber H, Stetter KO. Reclassification of the crenarchael orders and families in accordance with 16S rRNA sequence data. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:657-660.

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