Family Methanococcaceae

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).


Methanococcaceae Balch and Wolfe 1981, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Methanococcus Kluyver and van Niel 1936 emend. Barker 1936 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Methanococcus, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Methanococcaceae, the Methanococcus family.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 6. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1981, 31, 215-218.
Effective publication: BALCH (W.E.), FOX (G.E.), MAGRUM (L.J.), WOESE (C.R.) and WOLFE (R.S.): Methanogens: reevaluation of a unique biological group. Microbiol. Rev., 1979, 43, 260-296.
Validation List no. 6 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online