Name: Methanobacteriaceae Barker 1956 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Methanobacterium, type genus of the family; L. fem. pl. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Methanobacteriaceae, the Methanobacterium family

Type genus: Methanobacterium Kluyver and van Niel 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)

Original publication: Barker HA. Bacterial fermentations. John Wiley, New York, 1956.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 4
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4
Total number of child taxa: 4

Parent taxon: Methanobacteriales Balch and Wolfe 1981

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Holt JG. The Road Map to the Manual. 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. 119-166.

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