In taxonomy, the Sulfolobaceae are a family of the Sulfolobales.[1]

Scientific classification

Stetter, 1989


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 111 by The All-Species Living Tree Project [4]


S. mirabilisGolovacheva et al. 1995 (type sp.)

S. yellowstonensisKaravaiko et al. 1995


?A. convivatorHaering et al. 2004

?A. hospitalisBettstetter et al. 2003

?A. manzaensisYoshida et al. 2006

?A. pozzuoliensisVestergaard et al. 2005

?A. tengchongensisHe et al. 2004

A. sulfidivorans Plumb et al. 2007

A. ambivalens (Zillig and Böck 1987) Fuchs et al. 1996

A. infernus Segerer et al. 1986 (type sp.)

Acidianus brierleyi (Zillig et al. 1980) Segerer et al. 1986


?M. yellowstonensisKozubal et al. 2011

M. cuprina Liu et al. 2011

M. hakonensis (Takayanagi et al. 1996) Kurosawa et al. 2003

M. prunae Fuchs et al. 1996

M. sedula Huber et al. 1989 (type sp.)


?S. beitouHung 2007

?S. islandicusZillig et al. 1994

?S. neozealandicusArnold et al. 2000

?S. tengchongensisXiang et al. 2003

?S. thuringiensisFuchs et al. 1996

?S. vallisabyssusHung 2007

S. shibatae Grogan et al. 1991

S. solfataricus Zillig et al. 1980

S. metallicus Huber and Stetter 1992

S. acidocaldarius Brock et al. 1972 (type sp.)

Stygiolobus azoricus Segerer et al. 1991

S. tokodaii Suzuki et al. 2002

S. yangmingensis Jan et al. 1999

Sulfurisphaera ohwakuensis Kurosawa et al. 1998

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


  1. See the NCBI webpage on Sulfolobaceae. Data extracted from the "NCBI taxonomy resources". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2007-03-19.
  2. J.P. Euzéby. "Sulfolobaceae". List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN) . Archived from the original on 2013-01-27. Retrieved 2013-08-07. External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. Sayers; et al. "Sulfolobaceae". National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) taxonomy database . Retrieved 2013-08-07. External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. All-Species Living Tree Project."16S rRNA-based LTP release 111 (full tree)" (PDF). Silva Comprehensive Ribosomal RNA Database . Retrieved 2013-08-07. External link in |publisher= (help)

Further reading


  • 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.
  • Euzeby JP; Tindall BJ (2001). "Nomenclatural type of orders: corrections necessary according to Rules 15 and 21a of the Bacteriological Code (1990 Revision), and designation of appropriate nomenclatural types of classes and subclasses. Request for an Opinion". Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 51 (Pt 2): 725–727. doi:10.1099/00207713-51-2-725. PMID 11321122.


  • Stetter, KO (1989). "Order III. Sulfolobales ord. nov. Family Sulfolobaceae fam. nov.". In JT Staley; MP Bryant; N Pfennig; JG Holt (eds.). Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology. 3 (1st ed.). Baltimore: The Williams & Wilkins Co. p. 169.


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