Copeland HF. The classification of lower organisms. Pacific Books, Palo Alto, California, 1956.
Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.
Puchkova and Gorlenko (1976) assigned the genus "Prostheocochloris" to this family.Publication:
Puchkova NN, Gorlenko VM. [New brown chlorobacteria Prosthecochloris phaeoasteroidea nov. sp]. Mikrobiologiia 1976; 45:655-660.
The type genus of this family has alternatively been placed in the family "Chlorobacteriaceae".Publication:
Parker CD. Genus V. Thiobacillus Beijerinck 1904. In: Breed RS, Murray EGD, Smith NR (eds), Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, 7th edition, The Williams & Wilkins Co, Baltimore, 1957, p. 83-88.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 6 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 6 Total number of child taxa: 7