Genus Methanopyrus

Name: Methanopyrus Kurr et al. 1992

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methanum, methane, [from French n. méthyle and chemical suffix -ane]; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; Gr. neut. n. pur, fire; N.L. masc. n. Methanopyrus, the “methane fire” (the hyperthermophilic methanogen)

Type species: Methanopyrus kandleri Kurr et al. 1992

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Kurr M, Huber R, König H, Jannasch HW, Fricke H, Trincone A, Kristjansson JK, Stetter KO. Methanopyrus kandleri, gen. and sp. nov. represents a novel group of hyperthermophilic methanogens, growing at 110°C. Arch. Microbiol. 1991; 156:239-247.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 41. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1992; 42:327-328.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Methanopyraceae Huber and Stetter 2002

Assigned by: Huber H, Stetter KO. Family I. Methanopyraceae fam. nov. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the Deeply Branching and Phototrophic Bacteria), Springer, New York, 2001, p. 353-355.

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