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).
Methanomicrobiaceae Balch and Wolfe 1981, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Methanomicrobium Balch and Wolfe 1981.
Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Methanomicrobium, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Methanomicrobiaceae, the Methanomicrobium 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
Note: In volume one of the Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, Methanomicrobiaceae is erroneously cited as Methanomicrobiaceae Barker 1956, 15AL emend. Balch and Wolfe 1979.
Reference: BOONE (D.R.), WHITMAN (W.B.) and KOGA (Y.): Family I. Methanomicrobiaceae Barker 1956, 15AL emend. Balch and Wolfe in Balch, Fox, Magrum, Woese and Wolfe 1979, 268. 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. 247.