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).
Methanospirillaceae Boone et al. 2002, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Methanospirillum Ferry et al. 1974 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Methanospirillum, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Methanospirillaceae, the Methanospirillum 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 III. Methanospirillaceae 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. 264.
Validation List no. 85 in IJSEM Online
Note: In Validation List no. 85, the page numbers of the effective publication are cited as "pp. 264-267".