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A replacement name for Iracema Perez-Miles 2000 (araneae, theraphosidae).

ABSTRACT. Maraca is proposed as a new name for Iracema Perez-Miles 2000 because it is preoccupied by Iracema Triques 1996 (Pisces). Two new combinations are established.

Keywords: Iracema, new name

The genus Iracema was described by Perez-Miles (2000) for a new species of theraphosid spider from Brazil, Iracema cabocla Perez-Miles 2000, unaware that the name Iracema had been previously used for a Neotropical freshwater fish (Triques 1996). A second species of Theraphosidae, Paraphysa horrida Schmidt 1994, has been attributed to Iracema by Bertani (2003). To remove the generic homonymy, the replacement name Maraca is here proposed for Iracema Perez-Miles 2000 (Araneae) with two included species, Maraca cabocla (Perez-Miles 2000), NEW COMBINATION, and Maraca horrida (Schmidt, 1994) NEW COMBINATION.

Maraca (feminine) is a noun in apposition taken from the type locality of Maraca cabocla ("Maraca").

I thank Cristiano Moreira, Paulo Henrique Franco Lucinda and Rogerio Bertani who advised me of this problem.

Manuscript received IS March 2004, revised 2 April 2004.


Bertani, R. & Da-Silva, S.C. 2003. Notes on the genus Iracema Perez-Miles, 2000 with the first description of the male of I. horrida (Schmidt, 1994) (Araneae: Theraphosidae). Zootaxa 362:1-8.

Perez-Miles, E 2000. Iracema cabocla new genus and species of a theraphosid spider from Amazonic Brazil (Araneae, Theraphosidae). Journal of Arachnology 28:141-148.

Triques, M.L. 1996. Iracema caiana a genus and species of electrogenic neotropical freshwater fish (Rhamphiethyidae: Gymnotiformes: Ostariophysi: Actinopterygii). Revue Francaise de Aquariologie 23:91-99.

Fernando Perez-Miles: Seccion Entomologia, Facultad de Ciencias, Igua 4225, 11400 Montevideo, Uruguay.
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Author:Perez-Miles, Fernando
Publication:The Journal of Arachnology
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Date:Jan 1, 2006
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