Name:Acidithiobacillusferriphilus Falagán and Johnson 2016
Proposed as: sp. nov.
Etymology:L. neut. n.ferrum, iron; N.L. adj. philus -a -um, friend, loving; from Gr. adj. philos -ê -on; N.L. masc. adj. ferriphilus, iron-loving, referring to its ability to grow in the presence of elevated concentrations of ferrous iron