Name: Methanohalophilus halophilus (Zhilina 1984) Wilharm et al. 1991

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Methanococcus halophilus Zhilina 1984

Etymology: Gr. masc. n. hals, halos, salt; N.L. masc. adj. philus, friend, loving; from Gr. masc. adj. philos; N.L. masc. adj. halophilus, salt loving

Type strains: DSM 3094; INMI Z-7982; OCM 160; Z-7982

16S rRNA gene: JQ346755 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Wilharm T, Zhilina TN, Hummel P. DNA-DNA hybridization of methylotrophic halophilic methanogenic bacteria and transfer of Methanococcus halophilusVP to the genus Methanohalophilus as Methanohalophilus halophilus comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1991; 41:558-562.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 41, part 4 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1992; 42:192.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Methanohalophilus Paterek and Smith 1988

Assigned by: Wilharm T, Zhilina TN, Hummel P. DNA-DNA hybridization of methylotrophic halophilic methanogenic bacteria and transfer of Methanococcus halophilusVP to the genus Methanohalophilus as Methanohalophilus halophilus comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1991; 41:558-562.

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