Sako Y, Takai K, Ishida Y, Uchida A, Katayama Y. Rhodothermus obamensis sp. nov., a modern lineage of extremely thermophilic marine bacteria. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1996; 46:1099-1104.
Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 46, part 4 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:243-244.
validly published under the ICNP
heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
According to Silva et al. (2000), this species is a later heterotypic synonym of Rhodothermusmarinus Alfredsson et al. 1995.Publication:
Silva Z, Horta C, da Costa MS, Chung AP, Rainey FA. Polyphasic evidence for the reclassification of Rhodothermus obamensis Sako et al. 1996 as a member of the species Rhodothermus marinus Alfredsson et al. 1988. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:1457-1461.
Rhodothermusobamensis 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 Rhodothermus.