Superclass "Neobacteria"

Name: "Neobacteria" Cavalier-Smith 2002

Category: Superclass

Proposed as: new superclass

Etymology: Gr. neo, new; Gr. neut. n. bakterion, rod; N.L. n. Neobacteria

Type order: Methanococcales Balch and Wolfe 1981

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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