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).
Methanococci Boone 2002, class. nov.
Type order: ¤ Methanococcales Balch and Wolfe 1981.
Etymology: N.L. fem. pl. n. Methanococcales, type order of the class; N.L. pl. n. Methanococci, the class of Methanococcales.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 85. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 685-690.
Effective publication: BOONE (D.R.): Class II. Methanococci 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, pp. 235-236.
Validation List no. 85 in IJSEM Online
1 Methanococci Boone 2002 is a later homotypic synonym of ¤ Methanothermea Cavalier-Smith 2002.
2 In Validation List no. 85, the page numbers of the effective publication are cited as "pp. 235-294".