However, the correct form of the epithet (arboriphilus) was reestablished by Asakawa et al. .Publication:
Asakawa S, Morii H, Akagawa-Matsushita M, Koga Y, Hayano K. Characterization of Methanobrevibacter arboriphilicus SA isolated from a paddy field soil and DNA-DNA hybridization among M. arboriphilicus strains. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1993; 43:683-686.
The epithet arboriphilus has been erroneously corrected by the Lists Editor of the IJSB who created the new wrong epithet, arboriphilicus .Publication:
Anonymous. Validation list no. 6. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1981; 31:215-218.