According to Visser et al. (2014), this species is an earlier heterotypic synonym of Desulfotomaculumcarboxydivorans Parshina et al. 2005.Publication:
Visser M, Parshina SN, Alves JI, Sousa DZ, Pereira IA, Muyzer G, Kuever J, Lebedinsky AV, Koehorst JJ, Worm P, et al. Genome analyses of the carboxydotrophic sulfate-reducers Desulfotomaculum nigrificans and Desulfotomaculum carboxydivorans and reclassification of Desulfotomaculum caboxydivorans as a later synonym of Desulfotomaculum nigrificans. Stand Genomic Sci 2014; 9:655-675.
Synonymy of this taxon was mentioned in an IJSEM list.Publication:
Oren A, Garrity GM. List of changes in taxonomic opinion no. 21. Notification of changes in taxonomic opinion previously published outside the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:7-10.