In taxonomy, the Methanosarcinaceae are a family of the Methanosarcinales.[1]

Family of archaea

Methanosarcina barkeri fusaro
Scientific classification
Binomial name

Balch and Wolfe 1981

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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]

?Halomethanococcus doiiYu and Kawamura 1988

?Methanohalobium evestigatumZhilina and Zavarzin 1988

Methanosalsum zhilinae(Mathrani et al. 1988) Boone and Baker 2002


?M. victoriaeMuyodi et al. 2000

M. hollandicaLomans et al. 2004 (type sp.)

M. thermophilaJiang et al. 2005

Methanimicrococcus blatticolaSprenger et al. 2000


?M. horonobensisShimizu et al. 2011

?M. methanica(Smit 1930) Kluyver and van Niel 1936 (nom. rejic.)

?M. siciliae(Stetter and König 1989) Ni et al. 1994 emend. Elberson and Sowers 1997

?M. vacuolataZhilina and Zavarzin 1987

M. semesiaeLyimo et al. 2000

M. balticavon Klein et al. 2002 emend. Singh et al. 2005

M. lacustrisSimankova et al. 2002

M. mazei(Barker 1936) Mah and Kuhn 1984

M. acetivoransSowers et al. 1986

M. barkeriSchnellen 1947 emend. Maestrojuán et al. 1992 (type sp.)

M. thermophilaZinder et al. 1985


?M. methylutensSowers and Ferry 1985 (type sp.)

M. alaskenseSingh et al. 2005

M. burtoniiFranzmann et al. 1993


?M. euhalobius(Obraztsova et al. 1987) Davidova et al. 1997

?M. halophilus(Zhilina 1984) Wilharm et al. 1991

M. mahiiPaterek and Smith 1988 (type sp.)

M. portucalensisBoone et al. 1993


?M. bombayensisKadam et al. 1994

?M. psychrophilusZhang et al. 2008

?M. tindariusKönig and Stetter 1983 (type sp.)

M. zinderiDoerfert et al. 2009

M. oregonensis(Liu et al. 1990) Boone 2002

M. tayloriiOremland and Boone 1994

M. profundiMochimaru et al. 2009

M. vulcaniStetter et al. 1989 emend. Kadam and Boone 1995

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

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