For the type species of this genus another name is in use, which is affiliated with the genus Nocardia Trevisan 1889 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Goodfellow M, Pirouz T. Numerical classification of sporoactinomycetes containing meso-diaminopimelic acid in the cell wall. J Gen Microbiol 1982; 128:503-527.
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Mycropolyspora".
Micropolyspora 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).
This name was subject to a Request for an Opinion.Publication:
A. J. McCarthy TC, J. Lacey MG. Conservation of the Name Micropolyspora Lechevalier, Solotorovsky, and McDurmont and Designation of Micropolyspora faeni Cross, Maciver, and Lacey as the Type Species of the Genus. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1983; 33:430-433.
This name was subject to a second Request for an Opinion.Publication:
Lacey J, McCarthy A, Goodfellow M, Cross T. Conservation of the name Micropolyspora Lechevalier, Solotorovsky, and McDurmont over Faenia Kurup and Agre and designation of Mycropolyspora faeni Cross, Maciver, and Lacey as the type species of the genus. Amended Request for an Opinion. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1984; 34:505-507.
Type species transferred to genus Nocardia; request for conservation denied IJSB 36:357.Publication:
3 Wayne LG. Actions of the Judicial Commission of the International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology on requests for opinions published in 1983 and 1984. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1986; 36:357-358.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 5 Total number of child taxa: 8