Family Methanosaetaceae

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).


Methanosaetaceae Boone et al. 2002, fam. nov. (Illegitimate)
Type genus: ¤ Methanosaeta Patel and Sprott 1990.
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Methanosaeta, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Methanosaetaceae, the Methanosaeta family.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 85. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 685-690.
Effective publication: BOONE (D.R.), WHITMAN (W.B.) and KOGA (Y.): Family II. Methanosaetaceae fam. 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. 289.
Validation List no. 85 in IJSEM Online

Note: In Validation List no. 85, the page numbers of the effective publication are cited as "pp. 289-294".

Note: The family name Methanosaetaceae Boone et al. 2002 is illegitimate because the type genus ¤ Methanosaeta Patel and Sprott 1990 is illegitimate.