heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Brenner et al. (2005) assigned this genus to the family Rhodobacteraceae Garrity et al. 2006.Publication:
Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Family I. Rhodobacteraceae fam. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 161.
For the type species of this genus another name is in use, which is affiliated with the genus Paracoccus Davis 1969 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Rainey FA, Kelly DP, Stackebrandt E, Burghardt J, Hiraishi A, Katayama Y, Wood AP. A re-evaluation of the taxonomy of Paracoccus denitrificans and a proposal for the combination Paracoccus pantotrophus comb. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:645-651.
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Thiospaera"; "Thiosphera"; "Thiosphuera"; "Thwsphaera".
Thiosphaera is the correct name if this genus is regarded as a separate genus (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another genus whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority).
The BRCs most frequently used for deposits in this group are: JCM: 1; NCCB: 1; ATCC: 1; DSM: 1; NBRC: 1.
Pittman et al. (1991) suggested the abbreviation "THSF" for this genus name but this does not appear to be of practical relevance any longer.Publication:
Pittman KF, Walczak CA, Lock CM. Codes and abbreviations for approved of effectively published names of genera of bacteria published from January 1980 to December 1990. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1991; 41:571-579.
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