Family Methanothermaceae

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).


Methanothermaceae Stetter 1982, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Methanothermus Stetter 1982.
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Methanothermus, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Methanothermaceae, the Methanothermus family.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 8. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1982, 32, 266-268.
Effective publication: STETTER (K.O.), THOMM (M.), WINTER (J.), WILDGRUBER (G.), HUBER (H.), ZILLIG (W.), JANEKOVIC (D.), KÖNIG (H.), PALM (P.) and WUNDERL (S.): Methanothermus fervidus sp. nov., a novel extremely thermophilic methanogen isolated from an Icelandic hot spring. Zentralbl. Mikrobiol. Parasitenkd. Infektionskr. Hyg. Abt. 1 Orig., 1981, C2, 166-178.
Validation List no. 8 in IJSEM Online

1 The name Methanothermaceae must be attributed to Stetter 1982 (in Stetter, Thomm, Winter, Wildgruber, Huber, Zillig, Janekovic, König, Palm and Wunderl 1981) not to Stetter et al. 1982 as cited in Validation List no. 8.
Reference: STETTER (K.O.): Family II. Methanothermaceae Stetter 1982b, 226VP (Effective publication: Stetter in Stetter, Thomm, Winter, Wildgruber, Huber, Zillig, Janekovic, König, Palm and Wunderl 1981, 176). 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. 233.
2 In the reference citation of Methanothermaceae Stetter1982 (see: Validation List no. 8), the author's name Janekovic is cited as Jane-Covic.