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.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2 Total number of child taxa: 2