ha.lo’phi.la. Gr. masc. n. [ἅλς ἁλός]hals (gen. halos), salt; N.L. fem. adj. suff.-phila, friend, loving; from Gr. fem. adj. [φίλη]philê, loving; N.L. fem. adj.halophila, salt-loving, referring to the ability of the type strain to grow at high NaCl concentrations
homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Amycolatopsishalophila is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another species whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority) within a separate genus Amycolatopsis.
Hamedi J, Mohammadipanah F, Ventosa A. Systematic and biotechnological aspects of halophilic and halotolerant actinomycetes. Extremophiles 2013; 17:1-13.
The phylogenetic position of this species was determined in a genome-scale analysis by Nouioui et al. (2018).Publication:
Nouioui I, Carro L, Garcia-Lopez M, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Woyke T, Kyrpides NC, Pukall R, Klenk HP, Goodfellow M, Goker M. Genome-Based Taxonomic Classification of the Phylum Actinobacteria. Front Microbiol 2018; 9:2007.