Etymology: N.L. neut. n. chitinum, chitin; N.L. masc. adj. philus, friend, loving; from Gr. masc. adj. philos, on; N.L. masc. n. Chitiniphilus, chitin-loving, referring to the substrate used for the isolation of this organism
Type species: Chitiniphilus shinanonensis Sato et al. 2009
Effective publication: Sato K, Kato Y, Taguchi G, Nogawa M, Yokota A, Shimosaka M. Chitiniphilus shinanonensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel chitin-degrading bacterium belonging to Betaproteobacteria. J Gen Appl Microbiol 2009; 55:147-153.
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.