Name: Methanosarcina methanica (Smit 1930) Kluyver and van Niel 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methanum, methane; Gr. fem. adj. suff. -ica, suffix used with the sense of pertaining to; N.L. fem. adj. methanica, pertaining to methane

Gender: feminine

Type strains: not cultivated

Original publication: Kluyver AJ, Van Niel CB. Prospects for a natural system of classification of bacteria. Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde, Infektionskrankheiten und Hygiene, Abteilung II 1936; 94:369-403.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published, rejected name

Taxonomic status: in need of a replacement

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Methanosarcina Kluyver and van Niel 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Kluyver AJ, Van Niel CB. Prospects for a natural system of classification of bacteria. Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde, Infektionskrankheiten und Hygiene, Abteilung II 1936; 94:369-403.

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