Me.tha.no.cor.pus.cu.lum. N.L. neut. n.methanum, methane; from French masc. n.méthyle; from Chem. neut. suff.-ane; N.L. pref.methano-, pertaining to methane; L. neut. n.corpusculum, a little body, a particle; N.L. neut. n.Methanocorpusculum, a methane-producing particle
Zellner G, Alten C, Stackebrandt E, Conway de Macario E, Winter J. Isolation and characterization of Methanocorpusculum parvum, gen. nov., spec. nov., a new tungsten requiring, coccoid methanogen. Arch. Microbiol. 1987; 147:13-20.
Anonymous. Validation list no. 24. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1988; 38:136-137.
validly published under the ICNP
Xun et al. 1989
Xun L, Boone DR, Mah RA. Deoxyribonucleic acid hybridization study of Methanogenium and Methanocorpusculum species, emendation of the genus Methanocorpusculum, and transfer of Methanogenium aggregans to the genus Methanocorpusculum as Methanocorpusculum aggregans comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1989; 39:109-111. Notes:
Emendation accompanied by the proposal of 1 new species in the genus.
Nomenclatural type of the family Methanocorpusculaceae Zellner et al. 1989.Publication:
Zellner G, Stackebrandt E, Messner P, Tindall BJ, Conway de Macario E, Kneifel H, Sleytr UB, Winter J. Methanocorpusculaceae fam. nov., represented by Methanocorpusculum parvum, Methanocorpusculum sinense spec. nov. and Methanocorpusculum bavaricum spec. nov. Arch Microbiol 1989; 151:381-390.
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Hethanocozpusculum"; "Melhanocorpusculum"; "Methancorpusculum"; "Methanocolpusculurn"; "Methanocorposculum"; "Methanocorpuseulum"; "Methanocovpusculum"; "Methanoeorpuseulum"; "Methunocorpusculuni".
The BRCs most frequently used for deposits in this group are: DSM: 5; ATCC: 4.
Pittman et al. (1991) suggested the abbreviation "MECP" for this genus name but this does not appear to be of practical relevance any longer.Publication:
Pittman KF, Walczak CA, Lock CM. Codes and abbreviations for approved of effectively published names of genera of bacteria published from January 1980 to December 1990. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1991; 41:571-579.
This name was subject to a comment on a Request for an Opinion.Publication:
Tindall BJ. The nomenclatural type of the genus Methanocorpusculum Zellner et al. 1988 and the selection of the correct name. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:4900-4904.
This name was subject to a Request for an Opinion.Publication:
Oren A, Garrity GM. The correct name of the type species of the genus Methanocorpusculum. Request for an Opinion. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:2013-2014.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 4 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 5 Total number of child taxa: 6