Name: "Zestosphaera" St John et al. 2019

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Zes.to.sphae’ra Gr. adj. zestos, hot, boiling; Gr. fem. n. sphaera, a ball, a sphere; N.L. fem. n. Zestosphaera, a hot sphere

Type species: "Zestosphaera tikiterensis" St John et al. 2019

Original publication: St John E, Liu Y, Podar M, Stott MB, Meneghin J, Chen Z, Lagutin K, Mitchell K, Reysenbach AL. A new symbiotic nanoarchaeote (Candidatus Nanoclepta minutus) and its host (Zestosphaera tikiterensis gen. nov., sp. nov.) from a New Zealand hot spring. Syst Appl Microbiol 2019; 42:94-106.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Subdivision:

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

Parent taxon: Desulfurococcaceae Zillig and Stetter 1983

Assigned by: St John E, Liu Y, Podar M, Stott MB, Meneghin J, Chen Z, Lagutin K, Mitchell K, Reysenbach AL. A new symbiotic nanoarchaeote (Candidatus Nanoclepta minutus) and its host (Zestosphaera tikiterensis gen. nov., sp. nov.) from a New Zealand hot spring. Syst Appl Microbiol 2019; 42:94-106.

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