Name: Methanobacteria Boone 2002

Category: Class

Proposed as: class. nov.

Etymology:’ri.a. N.L. neut. n. Methanobacterium, type genus of the type order of the class; N.L. neut. pl. n. Methanobacteria, the class of Methanobacteriales (nominative plural of Methanobacterium)

Gender: neuter

Type genus: Methanobacterium Kluyver and van Niel 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Boone DR. Class I. Methanobacteria class. nov. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the Deeply Branching and Phototrophic Bacteria), Springer, New York, 2001, p. 213-235.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 85. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:685-690.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Methanobacteriota Garrity and Holt 2023

Assigned by: Goker M, Oren A. Valid publication of four additional phylum names. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2023; 73:6024.

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