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Scientific classification
Domain: Archaea
Phylum: Crenarchaeota
Class: Thermoprotei
Order: Thermoproteales
Family: Thermoproteaceae
Zillig & Stetter 1982 emend. Burggraf et al. 1997

In taxonomy, the Thermoproteaceae are a family of the Thermoproteales.[1]


The currently accepted taxonomy is based on the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN) [2] and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)[3] and the phylogeny is based on 16S rRNA-based LTP release 106 by The All-Species Living Tree Project [4]

Caldivirga maquilingensis Itoh et al. 1999

Thermocladium modestius Itoh et al. 1998


?V. moutnovskia Prokofeva 2006

V. distributa Itoh et al. 2002 (type sp.)

V. souniana Itoh et al. 2002


?T. uzoniensisBonch-Osmolovskaya et al. 2001

T. tenax Zillig and Stetter 1982 (type sp.)


?P. neutrophilumHensel et al. 1996

?P. islandicum Huber et al. 1988 (type sp.)

?P. organotrophum Huber et al. 1988

P. aerophilum Völkl et al. 1996

P. calidifontis Amo et al. 2008

Thermoproteus neutrophilus Stetter and Zillig 1989

P. arsenaticum Huber et al. 2001

P. oguniense Sako et al. 2001

♠ Strain found at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) but not listed in the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN) ♦ Strain not found, not available or lost


  1. ^ See the NCBI webpage on Thermoproteaceae. Data extracted from the "NCBI taxonomy resources". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  2. ^ J.P. Euzéby. "Thermoproteaceae". List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN) [1]. Retrieved 2011-11-17.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ Sayers; et al. "Thermoproteaceae". National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) taxonomy database [2]. Retrieved 2011-06-05.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ All-Species Living Tree Project."16S rRNA-based LTP release 106 (full tree)" (PDF). Silva Comprehensive Ribosomal RNA Database [3]. Retrieved 2011-11-17.  External link in |publisher= (help)

Further reading[edit]

Scientific journals[edit]

  • Judicial Commission of the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes (2005). "The nomenclatural types of the orders Acholeplasmatales, Halanaerobiales, Halobacteriales, Methanobacteriales, Methanococcales, Methanomicrobiales, Planctomycetales, Prochlorales, Sulfolobales, Thermococcales, Thermoproteales and Verrucomicrobiales are the genera Acholeplasma, Halanaerobium, Halobacterium, Methanobacterium, Methanococcus, Methanomicrobium, Planctomyces, Prochloron, Sulfolobus, Thermococcus, Thermoproteus and Verrucomicrobium, respectively. Opinion 79". Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 55 (Pt 1): 517–518. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.63548-0. PMID 15653928. 
  • Burggraf S; Huber H; Stetter KO (1997). "Reclassification of the crenarchael orders and families in accordance with 16S rRNA sequence data". Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 47 (3): 657–660. doi:10.1099/00207713-47-3-657. PMID 9226896. 
  • Zillig W; Stetter KO; Schafer W; Janekovic D; Wunderl S; Holz I; et al. (1981). "Thermoproteales: a novel type of extremely thermoacidophilic anaerobic archaebacteria isolated from Icelandic solfataras". Zentralbl. Mikrobiol. Parasitenkd. Infektionskr. Hyg. Abt. 1 Orig. C2: 205–227. 
  • Zillig W; Tu J; Holz I (1981). "Thermoproteales--a third order of thermoacidophilic archaebacteria". Nature. 293 (5827): 85–86. doi:10.1038/293085a0. PMID 6791033. 

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