According to Frederiksen (1990), this species is a later heterotypic synonym of Citrobacterkoseri Frederiksen 1970 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Frederiksen W. Correct names of the species Citrobacter koseri, Levinea malonatica, and Citrobacter diversus. Request for an opinion. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1990; 40:107-108.
Rejected name (Opinion 67, IJSB 43:392).Publication:
Anonymous. Judicial Opinion No. 67. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1993; 43:392.