Order Methanobacteriales

Name: Methanobacteriales Balch and Wolfe 1981

Category: Order

Proposed as: ord. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Methanobacterium, type genus of the order; L. fem. pl. suff. -ales, ending to denote an order; N.L. fem. pl. n. Methanobacteriales, the Methanobacterium order

Type genus: Methanobacterium Kluyver and van Niel 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Balch WE, Fox GE, Magrum LJ, Woese CR, Wolfe RS. Methanogens: reevaluation of a unique biological group. Microbiol Rev 1979; 43:260-296.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 6. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1981; 31:215-218.

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: 2
Total number of child taxa: 2

Parent taxon: Methanobacteria Boone 2002

Assigned by: Boone DR. Class I. Methanobacteria class. 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. 213-235.

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