Name: Thiohalocapsa Imhoff et al. 1998

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Thi.o.ha.lo.cap’sa Gr. n. thios, sulfur; Gr. gen. n. halos, of the salt; L. fem. n. capsa, capsule; N.L. fem. n. Thiohalocapsa, the sulfur capsule of the salt

Type species: Thiohalocapsa halophila (Caumette et al. 1991) 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: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 2

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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