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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Firmicutes
Class: Clostridia Rainey 2010
Order: Clostridiales Prévot 1953
Genus: Thermaerobacter
Takai et al. 1999 emend. Spanevello et al. 2002

The Thermaerobacter are an unassigned genus of bacteria placed within the class clostridia. Originally placed within the highly polyphyletic class Clostridia, order Clostridiales and family Clostridiales Family XVII. Incertae Sedis, according to the NCBI and LPSN, it is now thought to lie outside of the Firmicutes.


The currently accepted taxonomy is based on the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN) [1] and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)[2] and the phylogeny is based on 16S rRNA-based LTP release 111 by The All-Species Living Tree Project [3]

T. marianensis Takai et al. 1999 (type sp.)

T. composti Yabe et al. 2010

T. litoralis Tanaka et al. 2006

T. nagasakiensis Nunoura et al. 2002

T. subterraneus Spanevello et al. 2002