According to Gossele et al. (1983), this species is a later heterotypic synonym of Acetobacterpasteurianus (Hansen 1879) Beijerinck and Folpmers 1916 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Gossele F, Swings J, Kersters K, Pauwels P, De Ley J. Numerical Analysis of Phenotypic Features and Protein Gel Electrophoregrams of a Wide Variety of Acetobacter strains. Proposal for the Improvement of the Taxonomy of the Genus Acetobacter Beijerinck 1898, 215. Syst Appl Microbiol 1983; 4:338-368.