Name: Methanoplanus Wildgruber et al. 1984

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methanum, methane; from French masc. n. méthyle; from Chem. suff. -ane; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; L. masc. adj. planus, flat, plane; N.L. masc. n. Methanoplanus, the methane (-producing) plate

Gender: masculine

Type species: Methanoplanus limicola Wildgruber et al. 1984

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Wildgruber G, Thomm M, Stetter KO. In G. Wildgruber, M. Thomm, H. Konig, K. Ober, T. Ricchiuto, and K. O. Stetter. Methanoplanus limicola, a plate-shaped methanogen representing a novel family, the Methanoplanaceae. Arch. Microbiol. 1982; 132:31-36.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 14. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1984; 34:270-271.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 3

Parent taxon: Methanomicrobiaceae Balch and Wolfe 1981

Assigned by: Goker M, Lu M, Fiebig A, Nolan M, Lapidus A, Tice H, Del Rio TG, Cheng JF, Han C, Tapia R, et al. Genome sequence of the mud-dwelling archaeon Methanoplanus limicola type strain (DSM 2279T), reclassification of Methanoplanus petrolearius as Methanolacinia petrolearia and emended descriptions of the genera Methanoplanus and Methanolacinia. Stand Genomic Sci 2014; 9:1076-1088.

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