pi.lo.si.co.li. L. adj.pilosus -a -um, hairy, shaggy; L. neut. n.colon, colum, the colon; N.L. gen. neut. n.pilosicoli, of a hairy colon (referring to the fact that infection and attachment by this intestinal spirochete can result in the histological appearance of a hairy covering, false brush border, on the surface of the colon)
homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
The e-mail address of the corresponding author given in the effective publication is not functional any more.
Serpulinapilosicoli 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 Serpulina.
Serpulina pilosicoli Trott et al. 1996 was previously known as "Anguillina coli".Publication:
Lee JI, Hampson DJ, Lymbery AJ, Harders SJ. The porcine intestinal spirochaetes: identification of new genetic groups. Vet Microbiol 1993; 34:273-285.
The full TRBA 466 classification is: risk group = 2, note = "ht".