Name: "Thiobacteria" Cavalier-Smith 2002
Etymology: Gr. neut. n. theîon, sulphur, because sulphate reduction might have been their ancestral phenotype; N.L. neut. pl. n. Thiobacteria
Type order: Myxococcales Tchan et al. 1948 (Approved Lists 1980)
Original publication: Cavalier-Smith T. The neomuran origin of archaebacteria, the negibacterial root of the universal tree and bacterial megaclassification. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:7-76.
Nomenclatural status: not validly published
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