Class Archaeobacteria

Name: Archaeobacteria Murray 1988

Category: Class

Proposed as: class. nov.

Etymology: Gr. masc. adj. archaîos, ancient (Latin transliteration archaeos); N.L. neut. pl. n. bacteria, plural of bacterium; N.L. neut. pl. n. Archaeobacteria, ancient bacteria (not formed from a genus name)

Gender: neuter

Type order: Methanobacteriales Balch and Wolfe 1981

Effective publication: Murray RGE. The higher taxa, or, a place for everything..? In: Krieg NR, Holt JG (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, first edition, vol. 1, The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1984, p. 31-34.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 25. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1988; 38:220-222.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Methanobacteria Boone 2002

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Record number: 4778
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