Class Thermococci

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).


Thermococci Zillig and Reysenbach 2002, class. nov.
Type order: ¤ Thermococcales Zillig 1988.
Etymology: N.L. fem. pl. n. Thermococcales, type order of the class; N.L. pl. n. Thermococci, the class of Thermococcales.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 85. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 685-690.
Effective publication: ZILLIG (W.) and REYSENBACH (A.L.): Class V. Thermococci 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. 341.
Validation List no. 85 in IJSEM Online

1 Thermococci Zillig and Reysenbach 2002 is a later homotypic synonym of ¤ Protoarchaea Cavalier-Smith 2002.
2 In the Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology (second edition, vol. 1, p. 341), "Class V. Thermococci class. nov." is erroneously cited as "Class IV. Thermococci class. nov.".
3 In Validation List no. 85, the page numbers of the effective publication are cited as "pp. 341-348".