Class Archaeobacteria

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Archaeobacteria Murray 1988, class. nov.
Type order: ¤ Methanobacteriales Balch and Wolfe 1981.
Etymology: Gr. adj. archaios (Latin transliteration archaeos), ancient; N.L. n. bacter, a small rod; suff. -ia, ending to denote a class; N.L. neut. pl. n. Archaeobacteria, ancient bacteria.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 25. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 220-222.
Effective publication: MURRAY (R.G.E.): The higher taxa, or, a place for everything...? In: N.R. KRIEG and J.G. HOLT (editors), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, first edition, vol. 1, The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1984, pp. 31-34.
Validation List no. 25 in IJSEM Online

1 The type order has been designated by J.G. Holt in a personal communication to the Associate Editor, IJSB.
Reference: ASSOCIATE EDITOR, IJSB: Validation List no. 25 (footnote f). Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 220-222.
Validation List no. 25 in IJSEM Online
2 The name "Archaebacteria" (sic) was previously given to a kingdom, "Archaebacteria" (sic) Woese and Fox 1977.
3 Archaeobacteria Murray 1988 is an earlier homotypic synonym of ¤ Methanobacteria Boone 2002.