Taxon DOI
Sakai et al. 2012
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Balch and Wolfe 1981
Bräuer et al. 2011
Imachi et al. 2008
Cadillo-Quiroz et al. 2009
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this family within the root Universal Root.

  Woese et al. 1990
  Woese et al. 1990
  (sic) Garrity and Holt 2001
  Boone 2002
  Balch and Wolfe 1981
  Sakai et al. 2012

The taxonomy from the rank of class and below is based upon currently published taxonomic opinion. For a complete taxonomy, refer to The Taxonomic Outline of Bacteria and Archaea, Release 7.7.
When referring to this Abstract, please use its Digital Object Identifier and cite NamesforLife.
Taxon Abstract for the family Methanoregulaceae Sakai et al. 2012. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on August 1, 2018.


  1. Sakai S, Ehara M, Tseng I-C, Yamaguchi T, Bräuer SL, Cadillo-Quiroz H, Zinder SH, Imachi H. Methanolinea mesophila sp. nov., a hydrogenotrophic methanogen isolated from rice field soil, and proposal of the archaeal family Methanoregulaceae fam. nov. within the order Methanomicrobiales. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:1389-1395. [PubMed].