Etymology:L. gen. fem. n.aquae, waters; L. fem. n.Sulis, Sulis (a goddess), here the Temple of Sulis Minerva (Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom); N.L. gen. fem. n.aquaesulis, of/from the waters of Sulis Minerva
homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Thiobacillusaquaesulis 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 Thiobacillus.