Name: Methylococcaceae Whittenbury and Krieg 1984

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Methylococcus, type genus of the family; L. fem. pl. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Methylococcaceae, the Methylococcus family

Type genus: Methylococcus Foster and Davis 1966 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Whittenbury R, Krieg NR. Family Methylococcaceae. In: Krieg NR, Holt JG (eds), Bergey's manual of systematic bacteriology, vol. 1., The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1984, p. 256-261.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 15. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1984; 34:355-357.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 18
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 18
Total number of child taxa: 18

Parent taxon: Methylococcales Bowman 2005

Assigned by: Bowman JP. Order VII. Methylococcales ord. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part B (The Gammaproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 248-252.

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