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Methanothermea Cavalier-Smith 2002, class. nov.
Type order: ¤ Methanococcales Balch and Wolfe 1981.
Etymology: N.L. n. methanum [from French n. méth(yle) and chemical suffix -ane], methane; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; Gr. n. thermê, heat; N.L. neut. pl. n. Methanothermea, a group of bacteria which generate methane and sometimes are hyperthermophiles.
Valid publication: CAVALIER-SMITH (T.): The neomuran origin of archaebacteria, the negibacterial root of the universal tree and bacterial megaclassification. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 7-76.
Original article in IJSEM Online
Note: Methanothermea Cavalier-Smith 2002 is an earlier homotypic synonym of ¤ Methanococci Boone 2002.