Name: Methanobacteria Boone 2002

Category: Class

Proposed as: class. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. pl. n. Methanobacteriales, type order of the class; Gr. fem. adj. suff. -ia, ending to denote a class; N.L. neut. pl. n. Methanobacteria, the class of Methanobacteriales

Gender: neuter

Type order: Methanobacteriales Balch and Wolfe 1981

Effective publication: Boone DR. Class I. Methanobacteria class. 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. 213.

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

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

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: "Euryarchaeota" Garrity and Holt 2001

Assigned by: 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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