Family Thermococcaceae

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).


Thermococcaceae Zillig 1988, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Thermococcus Zillig 1983.
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Thermococcus, type genus of the family; L. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Thermococcus, the Thermococcaceae family.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 24. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 136-137.
Effective publication: ZILLIG (W.), HOLZ (I.), KLENK (H.P.), TRENT (J.), WUNDERL (S.), JANEKOVIC (D.), IMSEL (E.) and HAAS (B.): Pyrococcus woesei, sp. nov., an ultra-thermophilic marine Archaebacterium, representing a novel order, Thermococcales. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1987, 9, 62-70.
Validation List no. 24 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

Note: The name Thermococcaceae must be attributed to Zillig 1988 (in Zillig, Holz, Klenk, Trent, Wunderl, Janekovic, Imsel and Hass 1987) not to Zillig et al. 1988 as cited in Validation List no. 24.
Reference: ZILLIG (W.) and REYSENBACH (A.L.): Family I. Thermococcaceae Zillig 1988, 136VP (Effective publication Zillig in Zillig, Holz, Klenk, Trent, Wunderl, Janekovic, Imsel and Hass 1987, 69). 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, pp. 341-342.