Superregnum: Archaea
Regnum: Archaea
Group: TACK group
Phylum: Crenarchaeota
Classis: Thermoprotei
Ordo: Thermoproteales
Familia: Thermoproteaceae
Genera: Caldivirga – Pyrobaculum – Thermocladium – Thermoproteus – Vulcanisaeta


Thermoproteaceae Zillig & Stetter 1982 emend. Burggraf, Huber & Stetter, 1997

Type genus: Thermoproteus Zillig & Stetter, 1982


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  • Validation List N°8. 1982. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 32 (2): 266–268.
  • Burggraf, S.; Huber, H.; Stetter, K.O. 1997. Reclassification of the crenarchael orders and families in accordance with 16S rRNA sequence data. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 47 (3): 657–660. DOI: 10.1099/00207713-47-3-657