Class Methanothermea

Name: Methanothermea Cavalier-Smith 2002

Category: Class

Proposed as: class. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methanum, methane; from French masc. n. méthyle; from Chem. neut. suff. -ane; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; Gr. fem. n. [θέρμη] thermê, heat; N.L. neut. pl. n. Methanothermea, a group of bacteria which generate methane and sometimes are hyperthermophiles

Gender: neuter

Type order: Methanococcales Balch and Wolfe 1981

Valid 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.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 52, part 1 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:293-295.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP, rejected name

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Methanococci Boone 2002

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Record number: 53