homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP, distinct rank
The e-mail address of the corresponding author given in the effective publication is not functional any more.
Clostridiumstercorarium subsp. leptospartum is the correct name if this subspecies is regarded as a separate subspecies (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another subspecies whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority) within a separate species Clostridiumstercorarium within a separate genus Clostridium.
According to Rules 27(3) and 30, this name is not validly published because the effective publication makes no reference to the deposit of the type strain in any publicly accessible service collection, but deposits in at least two recognized culture collections in different countries are documented. According to the Judicial Opinion 81, Clostridium stercorarium subsp. leptospartum (Toda et al. 1989) Fardeau et al. 2001 is to be considered to be validly published.Publication:
Euzeby JP, Tindall BJ. Status of strains that contravene Rules 27(3) and 30 of the Bacteriological Code. Request for an opinion. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:293-301.
The correct etymology of the subspecific epithet is Gr. adj. leptos, thin, delicate, small [not Gr. n. (sic) leptos]; Gr. n. sparton, rope; L. n. spartum, rope; N.L. neut. n. leptospartum, a thin rope.Publication:
Anonymous. Judicial Opinion No. 81. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:1755-1763.