Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn TG. Taxonomic Outline of the Procaryotes. Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Second Edition, Release 4.0. Springer-Verlag, New York, 2003.
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Leu et al. (2020) assigned the family "Candidatus Methanoperedenaceae" Haroon et al. 2013 to this class.Publication:
Leu AO, Cai C, McIlroy SJ, Southam G, Orphan VJ, Yuan Z, Hu S, Tyson GW. Anaerobic methane oxidation coupled to manganese reduction by members of the Methanoperedenaceae. ISME J 2020; 14:1030-1041.
Yilmaz et al. (2014) assigned the genus Methanomassiliicoccus Dridi et al. 2012 to this class.Publication:
Yilmaz P, Parfrey LW, Yarza P, Gerken J, Pruesse E, Quast C, Schweer T, Peplies J, Ludwig W, Glöckner FO. The SILVA and “all-species living tree project (LTP)” taxonomic frameworks. Nucleic Acids Research 2014; 42(D1):D643-D648.
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 type order of this class has alternatively been placed in the class Methanococci Boone 2002.Publication:
Boone DR. Class II. Methanococci 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. 235-236.
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Metanomicrobia".
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3 Total number of child taxa: 4