Name: Halomethanococcus Yu and Kawamura 1988

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. masc. n. hals, halos, salt; N.L. neut. n. methanum, methane, [from French n. m├ęthyle and chemical suffix -ane]; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; M.L. masc. n. coccus, a grain or berry; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos; N.L. masc. n. Halomethanococcus, the salt-methane coccus

Type species: Halomethanococcus doii Yu and Kawamura 1988

Effective publication: Yu IK, Kawamura F. Halomethanococcus doii gen. nov., sp. nov.: an obligately halophilic methanogenic bacterium from solar salt ponds. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol. 1987; 33:303-310.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 26. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1988; 38:328-329.

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: Methanosarcinaceae Balch and Wolfe 1981

Assigned by: L'Haridon S, Chalopin M, Colombo D, Toffin L. Methanococcoides vulcani sp. nov., a marine methylotrophic methanogen that uses betaine, choline and N,N-dimethylethanolamine for methanogenesis, isolated from a mud volcano, and emended description of the genus Methanococcoides. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:1978-1983.

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