Original description as Platypoecilus quitzeoensis:
- Bean, Tarleton Hoffman. 1898. "Notes on a collection of fishes from Mexico, with description of a new species of Platypoecilus". Proceeding of the United States National Museum. 21(1159):539-542 (ffm04535)
Conservation: Zoogoneticus quitzeoensis is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.