Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methanum, methane, [from French n. méthyle and chemical suffix -ane]; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; N.L. neut. n. methylum, the methyl group; from French n. méthyle; from French n. méthylène; from Gr. n. methu, wine; from Gr. n. hulê, wood; N.L. pref. methylo-, pertaining to the methyl radical; L. pres. part. vorans, devouring; N.L. fem. part. adj. Methanomethylovorans, methane producing, methyl group consuming
Type species: Methanomethylovorans hollandica Lomans et al. 2004
Effective publication: Lomans BP, Maas R, Luderer R, Op den Camp HJ, Pol A, van der Drift C, Vogels GD. Isolation and characterization of Methanomethylovorans hollandica gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from freshwater sediment, a methylotrophic methanogen able to grow on dimethyl sulfide and methanethiol. Appl Environ Microbiol 1999; 65:3641-3650.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 3
|Name||Nomenclatural status||Taxonomic status|
|Methanomethylovorans hollandica Lomans et al. 2004||validly published||correct name|
|Methanomethylovorans thermophila Jiang et al. 2005||validly published||correct name|
|Methanomethylovorans uponensis Cha et al. 2014||validly published||correct name|
Parent taxon: Methanosarcinaceae Balch and Wolfe 1981
Assigned by: Cha IT, Min UG, Kim SJ, Yim KJ, Roh SW, Rhee SK. Methanomethylovorans uponensis sp. nov., a methylotrophic methanogen isolated from wetland sediment. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2013; 104:1005-1012.