Imhoff JF, Trüper HG. Chromatium purpuratum, sp. nov., a new species of the Chromatiaceae. Zentralbl. Bakteriol. Parasitenkd. Infektionskr. Hyg. Abt. 1 Orig. Reihe C 1980; 1:61-69.
Anonymous. Validation list no. 4. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:601.
validly published under the ICNP
homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Chromatiumpurpuratum is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another species whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority) within a separate genus Chromatium.