Name: Methanosarcinaceae Balch and Wolfe 1981

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

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

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

Effective publication: Balch WE, Fox GE, Magrum LJ, Woese CR, Wolfe RS. Methanogens: reevaluation of a unique biological group. Microbiol Rev 1979; 43:260-296.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 6. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1981; 31:215-218.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 9
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 9
Total number of child taxa: 9

Parent taxon: Methanosarcinales Boone et al. 2002

Assigned by: Boone DR, Whitman WB, Koga Y. Order III. Methanosarcinales ord. nov. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the Deeply Branching and Phototrophic Bacteria), Springer, New York, 2001, p. 268-294.

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