Balch WE, Fox GE, Magrum LJ, Woese CR, Wolfe RS. Methanogens: reevaluation of a unique biological group. Microbiol Rev 1979; 43:260-296.
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.
validly published under the ICNP
Nomenclatural type of the class "Methanomicrobia" Garrity et al. 2003.Publication:
Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn TG. Taxonomic Outline of the Procaryotes. Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Second Edition, Release 4.0. Springer-Verlag, New York, 2003.
Boone et al. (2001) assigned this order to the class Methanococci Boone 2002.Publication:
Boone DR. Class II. Methanococci class. nov. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria), Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001, p. 235-236.
Cavalier-Smith (2002) assigned this order to the class Methanothermea Cavalier-Smith 2002.Publication:
Cavalier-Smith T. The neomuran origin of archaebacteria, the negibacterial root of the universal tree and bacterial megaclassification. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:7-76.
Boone et al. (2001) assigned the genus Methanocalculus Ollivier et al. 1998 to this order.Publication:
Garrity GM, Holt JG. The Road Map to the Manual. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria), Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001, p. 119-166.
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Mdhanomicrobiales"; "Metharlomicrobiales".
On the Validation List no. 6, in violation of Rules 15 and 21a, the nomenclatural type is given as Methanomicrobiaceae Balch and Wolfe 1981.Publication:
Euzeby JP, Tindall BJ. Nomenclatural type of orders: corrections necessary according to Rules 15 and 21a of the Bacteriological Code (1990 Revision), and designation of appropriate nomenclatural types of classes and subclasses. Request for an opinion. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:725-727.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 5 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 5 Total number of child taxa: 5
Sakai S, Imachi H, Hanada S, Ohashi A, Harada H, Kamagata Y. Methanocella paludicola gen. nov., sp. nov., a methane-producing archaeon, the first isolate of the lineage 'Rice Cluster I', and proposal of the new archaeal order Methanocellales ord. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:929-936.
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