Etymology: Me.thy’lo.ther.ma’ce.a.e N.L. masc. n. Methylothermus, the type genus of the family; L. fem. pl. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Methylothermaceae, the family name based on the genus name Methylothermus
Type genus: Methylothermus Hirayama et al. 2019
Valid publication: Tindall BJ. On the nomenclatural types of Methylothermus thermalis Tsubota et al. 2005, Methylothermus Tsubota et al. 2005 and Methylothermaceae Hirayama et al. 2014, their status under the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes and valid publication of the names Methylothermus gen. nov., Methylothermus subterraneus Hirayama et al. and Methylothermaceae Hirayama et al. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019; 69:1890-1891.
|"Methylothermaceae" Hirayama et al. 2014||heterotypic synonym, not validly published|
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 2
Parent taxon: Methylococcales Bowman 2005