Members of the Subcommittee on the taxonomy of Campylobacter and related bacteria had noted that the specific epithet fetus was erroneously formed. This required correction of the spelling of the epithet or, alternatively, correction of the etymology. The subcommittee members reached a consensus to correct the etymology of the specific epithet fetus. The correct etymology is: fe'tus. L. masc. n. fetus, fetus, fruit; L. gen. masc. n. fetus, of a fetus.Publication:
Vandamme P, On SL. Recommendations of the subcommittee on the taxonomy of Campylobacter and related bacteria. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:719-721.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3 Total number of child taxa: 3