Genus Thiosphaera

Name: Thiosphaera Robertson and Kuenen 1984

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

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

Gender: feminine

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

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Paracoccus Davis 1969 (Approved Lists 1980)

Subdivision:

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: Rhodobacteraceae Garrity et al. 2006

Assigned by: 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.

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