heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
According to Lanoot et al. (2005), this species is a later heterotypic synonym of Streptomycescorchorusii Ahmad and Bhuiyan 1958 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Lanoot B, Vancanneyt M, Van Schoor A, Liu Z, Swings J. Reclassification of Streptomyces nigrifaciens as a later synonym of Streptomyces flavovirens; Streptomyces citreofluorescens, Streptomyces chrysomallus subsp. chrysomallus and Streptomyces fluorescens as later synonyms of Streptomyces anulatus; Streptomyces chibaensis as a later synonym of Streptomyces corchorusii; Streptomyces flaviscleroticus as a later synonym of Streptomyces minutiscleroticus; and Streptomyces lipmanii, Streptomyces griseus subsp. alpha, Streptomyces griseus subsp. cretosus and Streptomyces willmorei as later synonyms of Streptomyces microflavus. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:729-731.
Streptomyceschibaensis 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 Streptomyces.
According to Rule 24b (1), if two names compete for priority and if both names are listed on the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names, the priority shall be determined by the date of the effective publication of the name before 1 January 1980. Streptomyces chibaensis and Streptomyces corchorusii are cited in the Approved Lists. The dates of effective publications are 1958. Consequently, to determine priority it is necessary to know the month (and perhaps the day) of the effective publications. Streptomyces chibaensis was effectively published in the Journal of Antibiotics (Tokyo) Series A, 1958, 11, 81-83, and Streptomyces corchorusii in the Pakistan Journal of Biological and Agricultural Sciences, 1958, 1, 137-143. It is certainly not easy to know the exact dates of publication of these articles! However, according to Rule 42, if the epithets are of the same date, the author who first unites the taxa has the right to choose one of them, and his choice must be followed. Lanoot et al. chose the epithet corchorusii.Publication:
Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.