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).
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