Imhoff JF. Phylogenetic taxonomy of the family Chlorobiaceae on the basis of 16S rRNA and fmo (Fenna-Matthews-Olson protein) gene sequences. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:941-951.
Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 53, part 4 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:1703-1705.
The type species of this genus has alternatively been placed in the genus Chlorobium Nadson 1906 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Wahlund TM, Woese CR, Castenholz RW, Madigan MT. A thermophilic green sulfur bacterium from New Zealand hot springs, Chlorobium tepidum sp. nov. Arch. Microbiol. 1991; 156:81-90.
The e-mail address of the corresponding author given in the effective publication is not functional any more.
This taxon was discussed in a meeting of a Taxonomic Subcommittee of the ICSP.Publication:
Imhoff JF, Wilmotte A. International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes Subcommittee on the taxonomy of phototrophic bacteria: minutes of the meetings, 11 August 2009, Montreal, Canada. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:3907-3909.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 4 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4 Total number of child taxa: 6