Family Sulfolobaceae

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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).


Sulfolobaceae Stetter 1989, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Sulfolobus Brock et al. 1972 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Sulfolobus, type genus of the family; L. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Sulfolobaceae, the Sulfolobus family.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 31. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1989, 39, 495-497.
Effective publication: STETTER (K.O.): Order III. Sulfolobales ord. nov. Family Sulfolobaceae fam. nov. In: J.T. STALEY, M.P. BRYANT, N. PFENNIG and J.G. HOLT (editors), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, first edition, vol. 3, The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1989, pp. 2250-2251.
Validation List no. 31 in IJSEM Online