Genus Methanothermus

Name: Methanothermus Stetter 1982

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; Gr. masc. adj. thermos, hot; N.L. masc. n. Methanothermus, methane- (producing) thermophile

Type species: Methanothermus fervidus Stetter 1982

Effective publication: Stetter KO, Thomm M, Winter J, Wildgruber G, Huber H, Zillig W, Janekovic D, König H, Palm P, Wunderl S. Methanothermus fervidus sp. nov., a novel extremely thermophilic methanogen isolated from an Icelandic hot spring. Zentralbl. Mikrobiol. Parasitenkd. Infektionskr. Hyg. Abt. 1 Orig. 1981; C2:166-178.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 8. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1982; 32:266-268.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

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

Parent taxon: Methanothermaceae Stetter 1982

Assigned by: Stetter KO, Thomm M, Winter J, Wildgruber G, Huber H, Zillig W, Jane-Covic D, König H, Palm P, Wunderl S. Methanothermus fervidus, sp. nov., a novel extremely thermophilic methanogen isolated from an Icelandic hot spring. Zentralbl. Bakteriol. Parasitenkd. Infektionskr. Hyg. Abt. 1 Orig. C 1981; 2:166-178.

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