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senior synonym, original combination
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Subgenus: Careproctula.
  Etymology of generic noun  
Greek, kara = face + Greek, proktos = anus (Ref. 45335).
  Etymology of specific epithet  
Name from Latin 'acus' for needle and 'fero' meaning to bear; referring to the needle-like prickles covering the body (Ref. 90036).
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References using the name as accepted
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