Zabel et al. 1985
Zabel HP, König H, Winter J. Emended description of Methanogenium thermophilicum, Rivard and Smith, and assignment of new isolates to this species. Syst Appl Microbiol 1985; 6:72-78.
Euzeby JP. List of changes in taxonomic opinion no. 1. Notification of changes in taxonomic opinion previously published outside the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:7-8.
According to Spring et al. (2005), this species is an earlier heterotypic synonym of Methanogeniumfrittonii Harris et al. 1996.Publication:
Spring S, Schumann P, Sproer C. Methanogenium frittonii Harris et al. 1996 is a later synonym of Methanoculleus thermophilus (Rivard and Smith 1982) Maestrojuan et al. 1990. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:1097-1099.
Methanogeniumthermophilicum is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species within a separate genus Methanogenium.
The specific epithet thermophilicum (sic) has been corrected in the new combination Methanoculleus thermophilus [see, Methanoculleus thermophilus corrig. (Rivard and Smith 1982) Maestrojuán et al. 1990, comb. nov.]. However the name "Methanogenium thermophilum" corrig. has never been formally proposed before December 14, 2000 (date of publication of the amended Rule 61; see Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, page 2239, column 2). Consequently, in the "List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature", the epithet thermophilicum (sic) has been maintained for Methanogenium thermophilicum.Publication:
Maestrojuán GM, Boone DR, Xun L, Mah RA, Zhang L. Transfer of Methanogenium bourgense, Methanogenium marisnigri, Methanogenium olentangyi, and Methanogenium thermophilicum to the genus Methanoculleus gen. nov., emendation of Methanoculleus marisnigri and Methanogenium and description of new strains of Methanoculleus bourgense and Methanoculleus marisnigri. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol 1990; 40:117-122.