Name: Thiosphaera Robertson and Kuenen 1984

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. neut. n. theîon, sulfur (Latin transliteration thium); Gr. fem. n. sphaîra, sphere; N.L. fem. n. Thiosphaera, sulfur sphere

Gender: feminine (stem: Thiosphaer-)

Type species: Thiosphaera pantotropha Robertson and Kuenen 1984

Effective publication: Robertson LA, Kuenen JG. Thiosphaera pantotropha gen. nov., sp. nov., a facultatively anaerobic, facultatively autotrophic sulphur bacterium. J. Gen. Microbiol. 1983; 129:2847-2855.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 13. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1984; 34:91-92.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Paracoccus Davis 1969 (Approved Lists 1980)


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Paracoccaceae Liang et al. 2022

Assigned by: Goker M. Filling the gaps: missing taxon names at the ranks of class, order and family. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2022; 72:5638.

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