Etymology:N.L. masc. n.Dipsosaurus, scientific genus name of the desert iguana; N.L. gen. masc. n.dipsosauri, of the desert iguana because it was first isolated from the nasal salt glands of the desert iguana
homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Bacillusdipsosauri is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another species whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority) within a separate genus Bacillus.