According to Leao et al. (2011), this species is an earlier heterotypic synonym of Mycobacteriummassiliense Adékambi et al. 2006.Publication:
Leao SC, Tortoli E, Euzeby JP, Garcia MJ. Proposal that Mycobacterium massiliense and Mycobacterium bolletii be united and reclassified as Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. bolletii comb. nov., designation of Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. abscessus subsp. nov. and emended description of Mycobacterium abscessus. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:2311-2313.
According to Tortoli et al. (2016), this species is not an earlier heterotypic synonym of Mycobacteriummassiliense Adékambi et al. 2006.Publication:
Tortoli E, Kohl TA, Brown-Elliott BA, Trovato A, Leao SC, Garcia MJ, Vasireddy S, Turenne CY, Griffith DE, Philley JV, et al. Emended description of Mycobacterium abscessus, Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. abscessus and Mycobacteriumabscessus subsp. bolletii and designation of Mycobacteriumabscessus subsp. massiliense comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:4471-4479.
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 66, part 11 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:179-182.
The full TRBA 466 classification is: risk group = 2, note = "ht".