Family Picrophilaceae

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).


Picrophilaceae Schleper et al. 1996 (complete authorship reads: Schleper, Zillig and Pühler), fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Picrophilus Schleper et al. 1996.
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Picrophilus, type genus of the family; L. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Picrophilaceae, the Picrophilus family.
Valid publication: SCHLEPER (C.), PÜHLER (G.), KLENK (H.P.) and ZILLIG (W.): Picrophilus oshimae and Picrophilus torridus fam. nov., gen. nov., sp. nov., two species of hyperacidophilic, thermophilic, heterotrophic, aerobic archaea. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1996, 46, 814-816.
Original article in IJSEM Online