Name: Thermoproteus Zillig and Stetter 1982

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. fem. n. thermĂȘ, heat; L. masc. n. Proteus, a mythical figure able to assume different forms; N.L. masc. n. Thermoproteus, the genus of thermophilic bacteria of various forms

Type species: Thermoproteus tenax Zillig and Stetter 1982

Effective publication: Zillig W, Stetter KO, Schäfer W, Janekovic D, Wunderl S, Holz I, Palm P. Thermoproteales: a novel type of extremely thermoacidophilic anaerobic archaebacteria isolated from Icelandic solfataras. Zentralbl. Mikrobiol. Parasitenkd. Infektionskr. Hyg. Abt. 1 Orig. 1981; C2:205-227.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 8. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1982; 32:266-268.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4
Total number of child taxa: 4

Parent taxon: Thermoproteaceae Zillig and Stetter 1982

Assigned by: Zillig W, Stetter KO, Schäfer W, Janekovic D, Wunderl S, Holz I, Palm P. Thermoproteales: a novel type of extremely thermoacidophilic anaerobic archaebacteria isolated from Icelandic solfataras. Zentralbl. Mikrobiol. Parasitenkd. Infektionskr. Hyg. Abt. 1 Orig. 1981; C2:205-227.

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