Green PN, Bousfield IJ, Hood D. Three new Methylobacterium species: M. rhodesianum sp. nov., M. zatmanii sp. nov., and M. fujisawaense sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1988; 38:124-127.
validly published under the ICNP
heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Kato et al. 2008
Kato Y, Asahara M, Goto K, Kasai H, Yokota A. Methylobacterium persicinum sp. nov., Methylobacterium komagatae sp. nov., Methylobacterium brachiatum sp. nov., Methylobacterium tardum sp. nov. and Methylobacterium gregans sp. nov., isolated from freshwater. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:1134-1141.
Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 58, part 5 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:1783-1784.
According to Kato et al. (2005), this species is an earlier heterotypic synonym of Methylobacteriumlusitanum Doronina et al. 2002.Publication:
Kato Y, Asahara M, Arai D, Goto K, Yokota A. Reclassification of Methylobacterium chloromethanicum and Methylobacterium dichloromethanicum as later subjective synonyms of Methylobacterium extorquens and of Methylobacterium lusitanum as a later subjective synonym of Methylobacterium rhodesianum. J Gen Appl Microbiol 2005; 51:287-299.
Methylobacteriumrhodesianum 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 Methylobacterium.