Name:Flavobacteriumspiritivorum Holmes et al. 1982
Proposed as: sp. nov.
L. n. spiritus, spirit; N.L. masc. adj. suff.-vorus, devouring, eating; N.L. neut. adj.spiritivorum, spirit-devouring, intended to refer to the ability of the organism to attack spirits, i.e., alcohol, producing acid in the process
homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
According to Takeuchi and Yokota (1992), this species is an earlier heterotypic synonym of Flavobacteriumyabuuchiae Holmes et al. 1988.Publication:
Takeuchi M, Yokota A. Proposals of Sphingobacterium faecium sp. nov., Sphingobacterium piscium sp. nov., Sphingobacterium heparinum comb. nov., Sphingobacterium thalpophilum comb. nov., and two genospecies of the genus Sphingobacterium and synonymy of Flavobacterium yabuuchiae and Sphingobacterium spiritivorum. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol. 1992; 38:465-482.
Flavobacteriumspiritivorum is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species within a separate genus Flavobacterium.