Name: "Candidatus Lokiarchaeota" Spang et al. 2015

Category: Phylum

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.

Original publication: 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.

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: 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.

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