Class Methanobacteria

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).

Classification (Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: 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".