Name: "Candidatus Lokiarchaeota" Spang et al. 2015
Proposed as: Candidatus
Etymology:Lokiarchaeota, is made in reference to the sampling location, Loki’s Castle , which in turn was named after the Norse mythology’s shape-shifting deity Loki.
Spang A, Saw JH, Jorgensen SL, Zaremba-Niedzwiedzka K, Martijn J, Lind AE, van Eijk R, Schleper C, Guy L, Ettema TJG. Complex archaea that bridge the gap between prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Nature 2015; 521:173-179.
not validly published
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Lokiarchaeaota".
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