heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Lavrinenko et al. (2010) assigned this genus to the family Rhodospirillaceae Pfennig and Trüper 1971 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Lavrinenko K, Chernousova E, Gridneva E, Dubinina G, Akimov V, Kuever J, Lysenko A, Grabovich M. Azospirillum thiophilum sp. nov., a diazotrophic bacterium isolated from a sulfide spring. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2010; 60:2832-2837.
For the type species of this genus another name is in use, which is affiliated with the genus Azospirillum Tarrand et al. 1979 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Ben Dekhil S, Cahill M, Stackebrandt E, Sly LI. Transfer of Conglomeromonas largomobilis subsp. largomobilis to the genus Azospirillum as Azospirillum largomobile comb. nov., and elevation of Conglomeromonas largomobilis subsp. parooensis to the new type species of Conglomeromonas, Conglomeromonas parooensis sp. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1997; 20:72-77.
Conglomeromonas is the correct name if this genus is regarded as a separate genus (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another genus whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority).
According to Rule 61, the original spelling should be changed to Conglomeratimonas (L. part. adj. conglomeratus, wound into a ball; Gr. n. monas, a unit, monad; N.L. fem. n. Conglomeratimonas, monad forming in a [rounded] mass).Publication:
Parker CT, Tindall BJ, Garrity GM. International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019; 69:S1-S111.
Ben Dekhil et al. 1997  propose to transfer the subspecies Conglomeromonas largomobilis subsp. largomobilis to the genus Azospirillum as Azospirillum largimobile corrig. comb. nov. and to retain the genus Conglomeromonas by elevating the subspecies Conglomeromonas largomobilis subsp. parooensis to the type species of Conglomeromonas as Conglomeromonas parooensis sp. nov. However, the new species Conglomeromonas parooensis and the emendation of the genus Conglomeromonas have not been validly published. Moreover, according to Rule 37a(2) "Retention of a name in a sense which excludes the type can only be effected by conservation and only by the Judicial Commission (see also Rule 23a)". Later, Sly and Stackebrandt 1999  propose that the subspecies Conglomeromonas largomobilis subsp. parooensis be transferred to the new genus Skermanella as Skermanella parooensis sp. nov.Publication:
Sly LI, Stackebrandt E. Description of Skermanella parooensis gen. nov., sp. nov. to accommodate Conglomeromonas largomobilis subsp. parooensis following the transfer of Conglomeromonas largomobilis subsp. largomobilis to the genus Azospirillum. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1999; 49:541-544.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1 Total number of child taxa: 1