homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Desulfobacteriumautotrophicum 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 Desulfobacterium.
In the paper by Brysch et al. 1987, the authors also propose the new genus "Desulfobacterium" with Desulfobacterium autotrophicum as the type species. In agreement with the Rules of the Bacteriological Code (1990 Revision), "Desulfobacterium" Brysch et al. does not appear in a Validation List, and this name is not validly published. Only the name Desulfobacterium autotrophicum Brysch et al. 1988 appears in Validation List 26.Publication:
Brysch K, Schneider C, Fuchs G, Widdell F. Lithoautotrophic growth of sulfate-reducing bacteria, and description of Desulfobacterium autotrophicum gen. nov., sp. nov. Arch. Microbiol. 1987; 148:264-274.