Name: "Candidatus Aigarchaeota" Nunoura et al. 2011

Category: Phylum

Proposed as: Candidatus

Etymology: Gr. aigi, meaning dawn and aurora for the intermediate features of hyperthermophilic and mesophilic life during the evolution of the crenarchaeal lineage (αυγη); N.L. n. Aigarchaeota

Original publication: Nunoura T, Takaki Y, Kakuta J, Nishi S, Sugahara J, Kazama H, Chee GJ, Hattori M, Kanai A, Atomi H, et al. Insights into the evolution of Archaea and eukaryotic protein modifier systems revealed by the genome of a novel archaeal group. Nucleic Acids Res 2011; 39:3204-3223.

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: "Archaea" Woese et al. 1990

Assigned by: Beam JP, Jay ZJ, Schmid MC, Rusch DB, Romine MF, Jennings Rde M, Kozubal MA, Tringe SG, Wagner M, Inskeep WP. Ecophysiology of an uncultivated lineage of Aigarchaeota from an oxic, hot spring filamentous 'streamer' community. ISME J 2016; 10:210-224.

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