Class Togobacteria

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Classification - Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction".


Togobacteria Cavalier-Smith 2002, class. nov.
Type order: "Thermotogales" Huber and Stetter 1992.
Etymology: L. n. toga, a loose outer garment; Gr. n. baktêria, staff, cane; suff. -ia, ending to denote a class; N.L. neut. pl. n. Togobacteria, group of bacteria which can sometimes loose outer S-layer.
Valid publication: CAVALIER-SMITH (T.): The neomuran origin of archaebacteria, the negibacterial root of the universal tree and bacterial megaclassification. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 7-76.
Original article in IJSEM Online

1 The type order "Thermotogales" Huber and Stetter 1992 does not appear on the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names, and was not validly published when Cavalier-Smith proposed the class Togobacteria (January 14, 2002). The order Thermotogales Reysenbach 2002 (previously known as "Thermotogales" Huber and Stetter 1992) was validly published in the May 2002 issue of the IJSEM (Validation List no. 85). Consequently, Togobacteria Cavalier-Smith 2002 is illegitimate.
Validation List no. 85 in IJSEM Online
2 Togobacteria was previously known as "Togobacteria" Cavalier-Smith 1992.