Name: Methanolobus König and Stetter 1983

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methanum, methane, [from French n. méthyle and chemical suffix -ane]; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; L. masc. n. lobus, ball lobe; N.L. masc. n. Methanolobus, methane (-producing) lobe

Type species: Methanolobus tindarius König and Stetter 1983

Effective publication: König H, Stetter KO. Isolation and characterization of Methanolobus tindarius, sp. nov., a coccoid methanogen growing only on methanol and methylamines. Zentralbl. Bakteriol. Parasitenkd. Infektionskr. Hyg. Abt. 1 Orig. 1982; C3:478-490.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 10. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1983; 33:438-440.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 9
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 10
Total number of child taxa: 11

Parent taxon: Methanosarcinaceae Balch and Wolfe 1981

Assigned by: Boone DR. Genus V. Methanolobus König and Stetter 1983, 439VP (Effective publication: König and Stetter 1982, 488). 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. 283-287.

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