Auling G, Busse HJ, Egli T, El-Banna T, Stackebrandt E. Description of the gram-negative, obligately aerobic, nitrilotriacetate (NTA)-utilizing bacteria as Chelatobacter heintzii, gen. nov., sp. nov., and Chelatococcus asaccharovorans, gen. nov., sp. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1993; 16:104-112.
Anonymous. Validation list no. 46. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1993; 43:624-625.
Boone et al. (2001) assigned this genus to the family Rhizobiaceae Conn 1938 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Garrity GM, Holt JG. The Road Map to the Manual. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria), Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001, p. 119-166.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1 Total number of child taxa: 1