Family Thiotrichaceae

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).


Thiotrichaceae Garrity et al. 2005, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Thiothrix Winogradsky 1888 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Thiothrix, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Thiotrichaceae, the Thiothrix family.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 106. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 2235-2238.
Effective publication: GARRITY (G.M.), BELL (J.A.) and LILBURN (T.): Family I. Thiotrichaceae fam. nov. In: D.J. BRENNER, N.R. KRIEG, J.T. STALEY and G. M. GARRITY (editors), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part B (The Gammaproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 131.
Validation List no. 106 in IJSEM Online

Note: According to Rule 51b (1), the family name Thiotrichaceae Garrity et al. 2005 is illegitimate because it contains (i) the genus ¤ Achromatium Schewiakoff 1893 (Approved Lists 1980) which is the type genus of the family ¤ Achromatiaceae Massart 1901 (Approved Lists 1980), (ii) the genus ¤ Beggiatoa Trevisan 1842 (Approved Lists 1980) which is the type of the family ¤ Beggiatoaceae Migula 1894 (Approved Lists 1980), and (ii) the genus ¤ Leucothrix Oersted 1844 (Approved Lists 1980) which is the type of the family ¤ Leucotrichaceae Buchanan 1957 (Approved Lists 1980).