For the type species of this genus another name is in use, which is affiliated with the genus Streptomyces Waksman and Henrici 1943 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Goodfellow M, Williams ST, Alderson G. Transfer of Kitasatoa purpurea Matsumae and Hata to the genus Streptomyces as Streptomyces purpureus comb. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1986; 8:65-66.
Kitasatoa 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).
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4 Total number of child taxa: 4