Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Methanococcus, a bacterial genus name; L. suff. -oides, ressembling, similar; from Gr. suff. -eides; from Gr. n. eidos, that which is seen, form, shape, figure; N.L. neut. n. Methanococcoides, organism similar to Methanococcus
Type species: Methanococcoides methylutens Sowers and Ferry 1985
Effective publication: Sowers KR, Ferry JG. Isolation and Characterization of a Methylotrophic Marine Methanogen, Methanococcoides methylutens gen. nov., sp. nov. Appl Environ Microbiol 1983; 45:684-690.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 4
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4
Total number of child taxa: 4
|Name||Nomenclatural status||Taxonomic status|
|Methanococcoides alaskense Singh et al. 2005||validly published||correct name|
|Methanococcoides burtonii Franzmann et al. 1993||validly published||correct name|
|Methanococcoides methylutens Sowers and Ferry 1985||validly published||correct name|
|Methanococcoides vulcani L'Haridon et al. 2014||validly published||correct name|
Parent taxon: Methanosarcinaceae Balch and Wolfe 1981
Assigned by: Garrity GM, Holt JG. The Road Map to the Manual. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria), Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001, p. 119-166.