Original description as Tahuantinsuyoa chipi:
- Kullander, Sven. 1991. "Tahuantinsuyoa chipi, a new species of cichlid fish from the Rio Pachitea drainage in Peru". Cybium. v.15(1), pp. 3-13 (crc00730)
Conservation: Tahuantinsuyoa chipi is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (VU) vulnerable (2016).