heterotypic synonym, not validly published, basonym of name in Approved Lists
Hördt et al. 2020
Hordt A, Lopez MG, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Schleuning M, Weinhold LM, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Kyrpides NC, Woyke T, Goker M. Analysis of 1,000+ Type-Strain Genomes Substantially Improves Taxonomic Classification of Alphaproteobacteria. Front Microbiol 2020; 11:468.
Oren A, Garrity GM. List of changes in taxonomic opinion no. 32. Notification of changes in taxonomic opinion previously published outside the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:4061-4090.
According to Verger et al. (1985), this species is a later heterotypic synonym of "Streptococcusmelitensis" Hughes 1893.Publication:
Verger JM, Grimont F, Grimont PAD, Grayon M. Brucella, a monospecific genus as shown by deoxyribonucleic acid hybridization. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1985; 35:292-295.
Brucellasuis 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 Brucella.
The phylogenomic assignment score of this taxon is 0.16090 (N = 3).
According to the Subcommittee on the taxonomy of Brucella [1, 2], the nomenclature proposed by the Manchester meeting  has not found widespread support.Publication:
Gargani G, Lopez-Merino A. International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology, Subcommittee on the taxonomy of Brucella correspondence report (interim report 1991-1993). Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:1167-1168.
During its meeting, 17 September 2003, Pamplona, Spain , the Subcommittee on the taxonomy of Brucella agreed unanimously upon a proposal by B. Osterman on a return to pre-1986 taxonomic opinion on the genus Brucella, without any objections or reservations. The fact to recognize a monospecific genus [i.e. Brucella melitensis (Hughes 1893) Meyer and Shaw 1920 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Verger et al. 1985] or a multispecific genus (i.e. the six species cited in the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names) is a matter of taxonomic opinion. Consequently, according to his/her scientific opinion, a bacteriologist may use the one species concept or the six species concept.Publication:
Osterman B, Moriyón I. International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes Subcommittee on the taxonomy of Brucella. Minutes of the meeting, 17 September 2003, Pamplona, Spain. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 2006; 56:1173-1175.
Corbel MJ. ICSB, SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE TAXONOMY OF BRUCELLA: Report of the meeting, 5 September 1986, Manchester, England. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1988; 38:450-452.
Corbel MJ, Moriyón I. International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology Subcommittee on the taxonomy of Brucella. Minutes of the meeting, 5 and 7 July 1994, Prague, Czech Republic. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 2006; 56:1169-1170.
The full TRBA 466 classification is: risk group = 3, note = "Z".