sphe.no’i.des. Gr. masc. n.sphên (gen. sphênos), wedge; L. adj. suff.-oides, ressembling, similar; from Gr. neut. adj. suff.-eides, resembling, similar; from Gr. neut. n.eîdos, that which is seen, form, shape, figure; N.L. adj.sphenoides, wedge-shaped
homotypic synonym, not validly published, basonym of name in Approved Lists
According to Haas and Blanchard (2020), this species is an earlier heterotypic synonym of Desulfotomaculumguttoideum Gogotova and Vainstein 1986.Publication:
Haas KN, Blanchard JL. Reclassification of the Clostridium clostridioforme and Clostridium sphenoides clades as Enterocloster gen. nov. and Lacrimispora gen. nov., including reclassification of 15 taxa. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:23-34.
Synonymy of this taxon was mentioned in an IJSEM list.Publication:
Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 70, part 1 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:2167-2173.
Clostridiumsphenoides 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 Clostridium.