Name: Methanospirillaceae Boone et al. 2002

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

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

Gender: feminine

Type genus: Methanospirillum Ferry et al. 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Boone DR, Whitman WB, Koga Y. Family III. Methanospirillaceae fam. 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. 264-267.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 85. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:685-690.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Methanomicrobiales Balch and Wolfe 1981

Assigned by: Boone DR, Whitman WB, Koga Y. Family III. Methanospirillaceae fam. 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. 264-267.

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