Nomenclatural type of the family "Meganemaceae" McIlroy et al. 2015.Publication:
McIlroy SJ, Lapidus A, Thomsen TR, Han J, Haynes M, Lobos E, Huntemann M, Pati A, Ivanova NN, Markowitz V, et al. High quality draft genome sequence of Meganema perideroedes str. Gr1T and a proposal for its reclassification to the family Meganemaceae fam. nov. Stand Genomic Sci 2015; 10:23.
Oren (2017) assigned this genus to the family Methylobacteriaceae Garrity et al. 2006.Publication:
Oren A. On names of genera of prokaryotes that are later homonyms of generic names with standing in the zoological or the botanical nomenclature. Proposal of Neomegalonema gen. nov. and Neomegalonema perideroedes comb. nov. as replacements for the prokaryotic generic name Meganema and the species name Meganema perideroedes. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:4276-4278.
Later homonym of two generic names used in the zoological nomenclature.
According to the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, Meganema Thomsen et al. 2006 was previously known as "CandidatusMeganema" Thomsen et al. 2002 (unpublished).
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1 Total number of child taxa: 2