Name: Methanohalophilus Paterek and Smith 1988

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methanum, methane, [from French n. m├ęthyle and chemical suffix -ane]; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; Gr. masc. n. hals, halos, salt; N.L. masc. adj. philus, friend, loving; from Gr. masc. adj. philos; N.L. masc. n. Methanohalophilus, salt-loving methanogen

Type species: Methanohalophilus mahii Paterek and Smith 1988

Valid publication: Paterek JR, Smith PH. Methanohalophilus mahii gen. nov., sp. nov., a methylotrophic halophilic methanogen. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1988; 38:122-123.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 4
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 6
Total number of child taxa: 8

Parent taxon: Methanosarcinaceae Balch and Wolfe 1981

Assigned by: Paterek JR, Smith PH. Methanohalophilus mahii gen. nov., sp. nov., a methylotrophic halophilic methanogen. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1988; 38:122-123.

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