Sekeyova Z, Roux V, Xu W, Rehacek J, Raoult D. Rickettsia slovaca sp. nov., a member of the spotted fever group rickettsiae. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:1455-1462.
Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 48, part 4 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:5-6.
validly published under the ICNP
Hördt et al. 2020
Hordt A, Lopez MG, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Schleuning M, Weinhold LM, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Kyrpides NC, Woyke T, Goker M. Analysis of 1,000+ Type-Strain Genomes Substantially Improves Taxonomic Classification of Alphaproteobacteria. Front Microbiol 2020; 11:468.
Oren A, Garrity GM. List of changes in taxonomic opinion no. 32. Notification of changes in taxonomic opinion previously published outside the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:4061-4090.
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.
According to Yarza et al. (2013), an "orphan species with designated type strains that were either not deposited in culture collections or whose type strain is currently not available from a recognized culture collection".Publication:
Yarza P, Sproer C, Swiderski J, Mrotzek N, Spring S, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Pukall R, Klenk HP, Lang E, et al. Sequencing orphan species initiative (SOS): Filling the gaps in the 16S rRNA gene sequence database for all species with validly published names. Syst Appl Microbiol 2013; 36:69-73.
The etymology of the specific epithet is given as L. (sic) gen. (sic). n. slovaca, from Slovakia.Publication:
Euzeby JP. List of Bacterial Names with Standing in Nomenclature: a folder available on the Internet. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:590-592.
The full TRBA 466 classification is: risk group = 2, note = "Z".