Name:Flavobacteriummeningosepticum King 1959 (Approved Lists 1980)
Proposed as: sp. nov.
me.nin.go.sep’ti.cum. Gr. fem. n.mêninx (gen. mêningos), meninges, membrane covering the brain; Gr. masc. adj.sêptikos, putrefactive; N.L. neut. adj.meningosepticum, apparently referring to association of the bacterium with both meningitis and septicaemia, but not septic meningitis as the name implies
homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Flavobacteriummeningosepticum is the correct name instead 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 Flavobacterium.
The full TRBA 466 classification is: risk group = 2, note = "ht".