pa.ra.do’xum. Gr. masc./fem. adj.paradoxos, contrary to expectation, incredible; N.L. neut. adj.paradoxum, incredible, referring to the unusual property of sporulated cells to be highly motile
Li Y, Mandelco L, Wiegel J. Isolation and characterization of a moderately thermophilic anaerobic alkaliphile, Clostridium paradoxum sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1993; 43:450-460.
Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 43, part 3 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1993; 43:866.
validly published under the ICNP
The phylogenomic assignment score of this taxon is -0.12341 (N = 38).
According to Ludwig et al. (2021), this "species together with C. thermoalcaliphilum are susceptible to being reclassified as a new genus within the Peptostreptococcaceae".Publication:
Ludwig W, Viver T, Westram R, Francisco Gago J, Bustos-Caparros E, Knittel K, Amann R, Rossello-Mora R. Release LTP_12_2020, featuring a new ARB alignment and improved 16S rRNA tree for prokaryotic type strains. Syst Appl Microbiol 2021; 44:126218.