Name: Methanosphaera Miller and Wolin 1985
Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methanum, methane; from French masc. n. méthyle; from Chem. neut. suff. -ane; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane (in compound words); Gr. fem. n. sphaîra, a sphere; N.L. fem. n. Methanosphaera, methane-producing sphere
Gender: feminine (stem: Methanosphaer-)
Type species: Methanosphaera stadtmanae corrig. Miller and Wolin 1985
Conduct genome-based taxonomy of genus at TYGS
Effective publication: Miller TL, Wolin MJ. Methanosphaera stadtmaniae gen. nov., sp. nov.: a species that forms methane by reducing methanol with hydrogen. Arch Microbiol 1985; 141:116-122.
IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 19. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1985; 35:535.
Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP
Taxonomic status: correct name
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 3
|Name||Nomenclatural status||Taxonomic status|
|Methanosphaera cuniculi Biavati et al. 1990||validly published under the ICNP||correct name|
|Methanosphaera stadtmanae corrig. Miller and Wolin 1985||validly published under the ICNP||correct name|
|Methanosphaera stadtmaniae Miller and Wolin 1985||inaccurate spelling||misspelling|
Parent taxon: Methanobacteriaceae Barker 1956 (Approved Lists 1980)
Assigned by: Miller TL, Wolin MJ. Methanosphaera stadtmaniae gen. nov., sp. nov.: a species that forms methane by reducing methanol with hydrogen. Arch Microbiol 1985; 141:116-122.
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