Warning: In the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature, an arrow (→) only indicates the sequence of valid publication of names and does not mean that the last name in the sequence must be used (see: Introduction).
For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).
Methanobacteria Boone 2002, class. nov.
Type order: ¤ Methanobacteriales Balch and Wolfe 1981.
Etymology: N.L. fem. pl. n. Methanobacteriales, type order of the class; suff. -ia, ending to denote a class; N.L. pl. n. Methanobacteria, the class of Methanobacteriales.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 85. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 685-690.
Effective publication: BOONE (D.R.): Class I. Methanobacteria class. nov. In: D.R. BOONE, R.W. CASTENHOLZ and G.M. GARRITY (editors): 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. 213.
Validation List no. 85 in IJSEM Online
1 Methanobacteria Boone 2002 is a later homotypic synonym of ¤ Archaeobacteria Murray 1988.
2 In Validation List no. 85, the page numbers of the effective publication are cited as "pp. 213-235".