Joblinomyces  was identified in 2020 as a part of a collaborative isolation effort that targeted a wide range of wild, domesticated and zoo-housed herbivores (Hanafy et al, 2020). The genus name, Joblinomyces, was given to honor Prof.  Keith N. Joblin for his great contribution to the field of anaerobic fungi. The type species is called J. apicalis, refering to the zoospore release mechanism through the dissolution of a wide apical portion of the sporangial wall.