(Gr. arkhaios: old) The domain comprising what were formerly known as the archaebacteria. What used to be the kingdom Archaebacteria has been split into two kingdoms: Crenarchaeota and Euryarchaeota. The domain Archaea contains the phenotypes: methanogens, sulphate-reducing organisms, and extremophiles.
The Kingdom Archaea is a member of the Domain Archaea. Here is the complete "parentage" of Archaea:
The Kingdom Archaea is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Phylum (1): Euryarchaeota
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 296 species and subspecies in the Kingdom Archaea.
In the taxonomy of microorganisms, the Euryarchaeota (Greek for "broad old quality") are a phylum of the Archaea. [more]
At least 236 species and subspecies belong to the Phylum Euryarchaeota.
More info about the Phylum Euryarchaeota may be found here.
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