Etymology:rie.gel’i.i.N.L. gen. masc. n.riegelii, of Riegel, to honor contemporary French microbiologist Philippe Riegel for his contributions to the taxonomy of the genus Corynebacterium as well as to the clinical microbiology of coryneform bacteria
Funke G, Lawson PA, Collins MD. Corynebacterium riegelii sp. nov., an unusual species isolated from female patients with urinary tract infections. J Clin Microbiol 1998; 36:624-627.
Anonymous. Validation list no. 65. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:627.
validly published under the ICNP
The e-mail address of the corresponding author given in the effective publication is not functional any more.
According to Bartlett et al. (2022), this species is an established human pathogen.Publication:
Bartlett A, Padfield D, Lear L, Bendall R, Vos M. A comprehensive list of bacterial pathogens infecting humans. Microbiology 2022; 168:0.