There are two validly published species names, Wakabayashi, Hikida, and Masumura 1986 (with strain NCMB 2154 as the type strain) and Reichenbach 1989 (with strain NCMB 2153 as type strain), for what is clearly the same organism. Both type strains were included in the original description of . The proposal of was intended as a new combination for “,” a name that was never validly published but was used for the same organism for which was eventually proposed. clearly has priority.


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