Name: Methanosarcinales Boone et al. 2002

Category: Order

Proposed as: ord. nov.

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

Gender: feminine

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

Effective publication: Boone DR, Whitman WB, Koga Y. Order III. Methanosarcinales ord. 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. 268-294.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 85. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:685-690.

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: 3
Total number of child taxa: 4

Parent taxon: "Methanomicrobia" Garrity et al. 2003

Assigned by: 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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