Etymology: Chi.ti.ni.ly’ti.cum N.L. neut. n. chitinum, chitin; N.L. adj. lyticus -a -um, able to loose, able to dissolve; from Gr. adj. [λυτικός -ή -όν] lytikos -ê -on, able to loosen, able to dissolve; N.L. neut. n. Chitinilyticum, chitin-dissolver
Type species: Chitinilyticum aquatile Chang et al. 2007
Valid publication: Chang SC, Chen WM, Wang JT, Wu MC. Chitinilyticum aquatile gen. nov., sp. nov., a chitinolytic bacterium isolated from a freshwater pond used for Pacific white shrimp culture. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2007; 57:2854-2860.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 2
Parent taxon: Chromobacteriaceae Adeolu and Gupta 2013
Assigned by: Adeolu M, Gupta RS. Phylogenomics and molecular signatures for the order Neisseriales: proposal for division of the order Neisseriales into the emended family Neisseriaceae and Chromobacteriaceae fam. nov. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2013; 104:1-24.Record number: 517705