Scientific classification
Domain: Archaea
Kingdom: Euryarchaeota
Phylum: Euryarchaeota
Class: Methanomicrobia
Order: Methanomicrobiales
Family: Methanomicrobiaceae
Binomial name
Balch and Wolfe 1981

In taxonomy, the Methanomicrobiaceae are a family of the Methanomicrobiales.[1]


The currently accepted taxonomy is based on the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN)[2] and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)[3] and the phylogeny is based on 16S rRNA-based LTP release 106 by 'The All-Species Living Tree' Project.[4]

Methanogenium Romesser et al. 1981 emend. Spring et al. 2005

Methanoplanus Wildgruber et al. 1984

Methanomicrobium mobile (Paynter and Hungate 1968) Balch and Wolfe 1981

Methanoplanus petrolearius Ollivier et al. 1998

Methanolacinia paynteri (Rivard et al. 1984) Zellner et al. 1990

Methanoculleus Maestrojuán et al. 1990

Methanosphaerula palustris Cadillo-Quiroz et al. 2009

Methanolinea tarda Imachi et al. 2008

Methanospirillum Ferry et al. 1974 emend. Iino et al. 2010

Methanoregula Bräuer et al. 2011

Methanofollis Zellner et al. 1999

Methanocalculus Ollivier et al. 1998

Methanocorpusculum Zellner et al. 1988 emend. Xun et al. 1989

♠ Strains found at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) but not listed in the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN)


Further reading

Scientific journals

Scientific books

Scientific databases

  • PubMed references for Methanomicrobiaceae
  • PubMed Central references for Methanomicrobiaceae
  • Google Scholar references for Methanomicrobiaceae

External links

  • NCBI taxonomy page for Methanomicrobiaceae
  • Search Tree of Life taxonomy pages for Methanomicrobiaceae
  • Search Species2000 page for Methanomicrobiaceae
  • MicrobeWiki page for Methanomicrobiaceae
  • LSPN page for Methanomicrobiaceae