Taxon DOI
Amoozegar et al. 2012
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Gupta et al. 2016 emend. Gupta et al. 2016
Amoozegar et al. 2012
Amoozegar et al. 2013
Han et al. 2015
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this genus within the root Universal Root.

  Woese et al. 1990
  Woese et al. 1990
  (sic) Garrity and Holt 2001
  (Cavalier-Smith 2002) Grant et al. 2002 emend. Gupta et al. 2015
  Gupta et al. 2015
  Gupta et al. 2016 emend. Gupta et al. 2016
  Amoozegar et al. 2012

The taxonomy from the rank of class and below is based upon currently published taxonomic opinion. For a complete taxonomy, refer to The Taxonomic Outline of Bacteria and Archaea, Release 7.7.
When referring to this Abstract, please use its Digital Object Identifier and cite NamesforLife.
Taxon Abstract for the genus Halopenitus Amoozegar et al. 2012. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on September 16, 2014.


  1. Han D, Cui H-L, Li Z-R. Halopenitus salinus sp. nov., isolated from the brine of salted brown alga Laminaria. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 2014; 106:743-749. [PubMed].
  2. Gupta RS, Naushad S, Fabros R, Adeolu M. A phylogenomic reappraisal of family-level divisions within the class Halobacteria: proposal to divide the order Halobacteriales into the families Halobacteriaceae, Haloarculaceae fam. nov., and Halococcaceae fam. nov., and the order Haloferacales into the families, Haloferacaceae and Halorubraceae fam. nov. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 2016; 109:565-587. [PubMed].
  3. Amoozegar MA, Makhdoumi-Kakhki A, Fazeli SAS, Azarbaijani R, Ventosa A. Halopenitus persicus gen. nov., sp. nov., an archaeon from an inland salt lake. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:1932-1936. [PubMed].
  4. Amoozegar MA, Makhdoumi-Kakhki A, Mehrshad M, Shahzadeh Fazeli SA, Ventosa A. Halopenitus malekzadehii sp. nov., an extremely halophilic archaeon isolated from a salt lake. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2013; 63:3232-3236. [PubMed].