Superclass "Eurythermea"

Name: "Eurythermea" Cavalier-Smith 2002

Category: Superclass

Proposed as: new superclass

Etymology: Gr. eury-, broad; Gr. fem. adj. thermê, heat, because they are euryarchaeotes that are mostly hyperthermophilic or thermophilic; N.L. neut. pl. n. Eurythermea

Type order: Thermococcales Zillig 1988

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

Taxonomic status: preferred name (not correct name)

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Record number: 4723
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