Original description as Chirostoma patzcuaro:
- Meek, Seth Eugene. 1902. "A contribution to the ichthyology of Mexico". Field Columbian Museum Publication. 3(6):63-128 (ffm00269)
Conservation: Chirostoma patzcuaro is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (CR) critically endangered (2018).