Name: Thiococcus (ex Eimhjellen et al. 1967) Imhoff et al. 1998

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov., nom. rev.

Etymology: Gr. n. theion, sulfur, (Latin transliteration thium); M.L. masc. n. coccus, coccus, sphere; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed; N.L. masc. n. Thiococcus, sphere with sulfur

Type species: Thiococcus pfennigii (Eimhjellen 1970) Imhoff et al. 1998

Valid publication: Imhoff JF, Suling J, Petri R. Phylogenetic relationships among the Chromatiaceae, their taxonomic reclassification and description of the new genera Allochromatium, Halochromatium, Isochromatium, Marichromatium, Thiococcus, Thiohalocapsa and Thermochromatium. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:1129-1143.

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: Chromatiaceae Bavendamm 1924 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Imhoff JF, Suling J, Petri R. Phylogenetic relationships among the Chromatiaceae, their taxonomic reclassification and description of the new genera Allochromatium, Halochromatium, Isochromatium, Marichromatium, Thiococcus, Thiohalocapsa and Thermochromatium. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:1129-1143.

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