Name: Thermosphaera Huber et al. 1998

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Ther.mo.sphae’ra Gr. fem. n. therme, heat; Gr. fem. n. sphaera, sphere; N.L. fem. n. Thermosphaera, the hot sphere

Type species: Thermosphaera aggregans Huber et al. 1998

Valid publication: Huber R, Dyba D, Huber H, Burggraf S, Rachel R. Sulfur-inhibited Thermosphaera aggregans sp. nov., a new genus of hyperthermophilic archaea isolated after its prediction from environmentally derived 16S rRNA sequences. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:31-38.

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: Huber R, Dyba D, Huber H, Burggraf S, Rachel R. Sulfur-inhibited Thermosphaera aggregans sp. nov., a new genus of hyperthermophilic archaea isolated after its prediction from environmentally derived 16S rRNA sequences. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:31-38.

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