Gymnogeophagus tiraparae

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Gymnogeophagus tiraparae


Taxonavigation: Cichliformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Ovalentaria
Superordo: Cichlomorphae
Ordo: Cichliformes

Familia: Cichlidae
Subfamilia: Geophaginae
Genus: Gymnogeophagus
Species: Gymnogeophagus tiraparae


Gymnogeophagus tiraparae González-Bergonzoni, Loureiro & Oviedo, 2009

  • Holotype: ZVC-P 7870.
  • Paratypes: ZVC-P 2690 (2), 3703 (2), 6684 (9), 6687 (1), 6688 (1), 6689 (3), 6692 (3), 6694 (1), 6695 (1), 7656 (2), 7658 (1), 7938 (5), 7869 (1); MNHN 3277 (6); UFRGS 10203 (3), 10204 (2).

Type locality: Uruguay, Tacuarembó, Pueblo Ansina, río Tacuarembó at Road 26, tributary of río Negro (lower río Uruguay drainage), 31°53’01"S, 55°28’38"W.

Etymology: named after María Luisa Tirapare, a Guaraní woman who founded the now disappeared town of San Borja del Yí (close to the first locality where the new species was found), the last native town in Uruguayan land, where natives, fugitive African slaves, gauchos, and other outsiders lived together.