homotypic synonym, not validly published, basonym of name in Approved Lists
Propionibacteriumacnes 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 Propionibacterium.
According to Bartlett et al. (2022), this species is an established human pathogen.Publication:
Bartlett A, Padfield D, Lear L, Bendall R, Vos M. A comprehensive list of bacterial pathogens infecting humans. Microbiology 2022; 168:0.
Propionibacterium acnes has been described by Gilchrist 1900  or by Gilchrist et al. 1901 [2, 3] as "Bacillus acnes". The name of the specific epithet has been incorrectly transliterated from Gr. noun acme (a point) to N.L. noun acne acnes.Publication:
Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.
Cummins CS, Johnson JL. Corynebacterium parvum: a synonym for Propionibacterium acnes? J Gen Microbiol 1974; 80:433-442.
The full TRBA 466 classification is: risk group = 2, note = "TA".
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 5 Total number of child taxa: 5