Taxon DOI
Chen et al. 2012
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Prévot 1933 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Chen et al. 2021
Chen et al. 2012
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this genus within the root Universal Root.

  Woese et al. 1990
  (None 2015) Woese et al. 1990
  (sic) Garrity et al. 2021
  Garrity et al. 2006 emend. Boden et al. 2017
  Tønjum 2006 emend. Chen et al. 2021
  Prévot 1933 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Chen et al. 2021
  Chen et al. 2012

The taxonomy from the rank of class and below is based upon currently published taxonomic opinion. For a complete taxonomy, refer to The Taxonomic Outline of Bacteria and Archaea, Release 7.7.
When referring to this Abstract, please use its Digital Object Identifier and cite NamesforLife.
Taxon Abstract for the genus Chitinivorax Chen et al. 2012. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on September 18, 2012.


  1. Chen W-M, Yang S-H, Huang W-C, Cheng C-Y, Sheu S-Y. Chitinivorax tropicus gen. nov., sp. nov., a chitinolytic bacterium isolated from a freshwater lake. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:1086-1091. [PubMed].