According to Riojas et al. (2018), this species is a later heterotypic synonym of Mycobacteriumtuberculosis (Zopf 1883) Lehmann and Neumann 1896 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Riojas MA, McGough KJ, Rider-Riojas CJ, Rastogi N, Hazbon MH. Phylogenomic analysis of the species of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex demonstrates that Mycobacterium africanum, Mycobacterium bovis, Mycobacterium caprae, Mycobacterium microti and Mycobacterium pinnipedii are later heterotypic synonyms of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018; 68:324-332.
Synonymy of this taxon was mentioned in an IJSEM list.Publication:
Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 68, part 1 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018; 68:979-981.
On the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names and on the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names (Amended Edition), the publication "Médecine d'Afrique Noire" is erroneously cited as "Médecin (sic) d'Afrique Noire".