heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Nomenclatural type of the genus Serpens Hespell 1977 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Hespell RB. Serpens flexibilis gen. nov., sp. nov., an unusually flexible lactate-oxidizing bacterium. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1977; 27:371-381.
According to Shin et al. (2015), this species is an earlier heterotypic synonym of Pseudomonastuomuerensis Xin et al. 2009.Publication:
Shin SK, Hwang CY, Cho YJ, Yi H. Reclassification of Serpens flexibilis Hespell 1977 as Pseudomonas flexibilis comb. nov., with Pseudomonas tuomuerensis Xin et al. 2009 as a later heterotypic synonym. Syst Appl Microbiol 2015; 38:563-566.
Serpensflexibilis is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species within a separate genus Serpens.