Name: Protomonas Urakami and Komagata 1984

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology:’nas Gr. n. protos, original; L. fem. n. monas, unit, monad; N.L. fem. n. Protomonas, the original monad

Type species: Protomonas extorquens (ex Bassalik 1913) Urakami and Komagata 1984

Valid publication: Urakami T, Komagata K. Protomonas, a new genus of facultatively methylotrophic bacteria. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1984; 34:188-201.

Nomenclatural status: validly published, illegitimate name

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Methylorubrum Green and Ardley 2018


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Methylobacteriaceae Garrity et al. 2006

Assigned by: Green PN, Ardley JK. Review of the genus Methylobacterium and closely related organisms: a proposal that some Methylobacterium species be reclassified into a new genus, Methylorubrum gen. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018; 68:2727-2748.

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