Etymology: Me.tha.no.fas.tid.i.o’sa. N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; L. fem. adj. fastidiosa, highly critical, referring to the nutritional fastidiousness of the organism, particularly on primary isolation; N.L. neut. pl. n. Methanofastidiosa
Original publication: Nobu MK, Narihiro T, Kuroda K, Mei R, Liu WT. Chasing the elusive Euryarchaeota class WSA2: genomes reveal a uniquely fastidious methyl-reducing methanogen. ISME J 2016; 10:2478-2487.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 0
Total number of child taxa: 1
|Name||Nomenclatural status||Taxonomic status|
|[Methanofastidiosa, not assigned to order]||artificial parent node of taxa incertae sedis|
Parent taxon: "Euryarchaeota" Garrity and Holt 2001Record number: 115