Name: Haloferax namakaokahaiae McDuff et al. 2017

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: na.ma.ka.o.ka.hai’ae N.L. gen. fem. n. namakaokahaiae, from Namakaokahai, older sister of Pele and goddess of the oceans and water, namakaokahaiae, in recognition of the seaside source of the isolate

Gender: neuter

Type strains: DSM 29988; LMG 29162; Mke2.3

16S rRNA gene: KT970727 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: McDuff S, King GM, Neupane S, Myers MR. Isolation and characterization of extremely halophilic CO-oxidizing Euryarchaeota from hypersaline cinders, sediments and soils and description of a novel CO oxidizer, Haloferax namakaokahaiae Mke2.3T, sp. nov. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 2016; 92:fiw028.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Validation list no. 177. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:3140-3143.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Haloferax Torreblanca et al. 1986

Assigned by: McDuff S, King GM, Neupane S, Myers MR. Isolation and characterization of extremely halophilic CO-oxidizing Euryarchaeota from hypersaline cinders, sediments and soils and description of a novel CO oxidizer, Haloferax namakaokahaiae Mke2.3T, sp. nov. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 2016; 92:fiw028.

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