Class Aquificae

Warning: In the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature, an arrow () only indicates the sequence of valid publication of names and does not mean that the last name in the sequence must be used (see: Introduction).

Classification (Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction").

For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).


Aquificae Reysenbach 2002, class. nov.
Type order: ¤ Aquificales Reysenbach 2002.
Etymology: N.L. fem. pl. n. Aquificales, type order of the class; N.L. fem. pl. n. Aquificae, the class of Aquificales.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 85. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 685-690.
Effective publication: REYSENBACH (A.L.): Class I. Aquificae class. nov. In: D.R. BOONE, R.W. CASTENHOLZ and G.M. GARRITY (editors): Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria), Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001, p. 359.
Validation List no. 85 in IJSEM Online

1 Aquificae Reysenbach 2002 might have been considered as a later homotypic synonym of ¤ Epsilobacteria Cavalier-Smith 2002. However, ¤ Epsilobacteria Cavalier-Smith 2002 is illegitimate.
2 In Validation List no. 85, the page numbers of the effective publication are cited as "pp. 359-367".