Name: Methanohalobium Zhilina and Zavarzin 1988

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methanum, methane, [from French n. m├ęthyle and chemical suffix -ane]; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; Gr. masc. n. hals, halos, salt; Gr. masc. n. bios, life; N.L. neut. n. Methanohalobium, methane-producing organism living in salt

Type species: Methanohalobium evestigatum corrig. Zhilina and Zavarzin 1988

Effective publication: Zhilina TN, Zavarzin GA. Methanohalobium evestigatus, n. gen., n. sp. The extremely halophylic methanogenic Archaebacterium. Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 1987; 293:464-468.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 24. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1988; 38:136-137.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 2

Parent taxon: Methanosarcinaceae Balch and Wolfe 1981

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Holt JG. The Road Map to the Manual. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), 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. 119-166.

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