Me.tha.no.bac.te’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)
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.
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.
validly published under the ICNP
homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Nomenclatural type of the phylum "Methanobacteraeota" Oren et al. 2015.Publication:
Oren A, da Costa MS, Garrity GM, Rainey FA, Rossello-Mora R, Schink B, Sutcliffe I, Trujillo ME, Whitman WB. Proposal to include the rank of phylum in the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:4284-4287.
Nomenclatural type of the phylum "Methanobacteriota" Whitman et al. 2018.Publication:
Whitman WB, Oren A, Chuvochina M, da Costa MS, Garrity GM, Rainey FA, Rossello-Mora R, Schink B, Sutcliffe I, Trujillo ME, et al. Proposal of the suffix -ota to denote phyla. Addendum to 'Proposal to include the rank of phylum in the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes'. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018; 68:967-969.
Nomenclatural type of the superclass "Methanomada" Petitjean et al. 2015.Publication:
Petitjean C, Deschamps P, Lopez-Garcia P, Moreira D, Brochier-Armanet C. Extending the conserved phylogenetic core of archaea disentangles the evolution of the third domain of life. Mol Biol Evol 2015; 32:1242-1254.
Luketa (2012) assigned this class to the kingdom "Euryarchaeida" Luketa 2012.Publication:
Luketa S. New views on the megaclassification of life. Protistology 2012; 7:218-237.
The type order of this class has alternatively been placed in the class Methanothermea Cavalier-Smith 2002.Publication:
Cavalier-Smith T. The neomuran origin of archaebacteria, the negibacterial root of the universal tree and bacterial megaclassification. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:7-76.
The e-mail address of the corresponding author given in the effective publication is not functional any more.
Methanobacteria is the correct name if this class is regarded as a separate class (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another class whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority).
The BRCs most frequently used for deposits in this group are: DSM: 77; ATCC: 36; JCM: 32; VKM: 22; NBRC: 17; CGMCC: 3; KCTC: 1.
This name was mentioned in a Request for an Opinion.Publication:
Oren A, Parte A, Garrity GM. Implementation of Rule 8 of the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes for the renaming of classes. Request for an Opinion. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:4296-4298.
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
Garrity GM, Holt JG. Phylum AII. Euryarchaeota phy. nov. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria), Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001, p. 211-355.
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