Original description as Aequidens mariae:
- Eigenmann, Carl H. 1922. "The fishes of western South America, Part I. The fresh-water fishes of northwestern South America, including Colombia, Panama, and the Pacific slopes of Ecuador and Peru, together with an appendix upon the fishes of the Rio Meta in Colombia". Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum. vol. 9 (n. 1): pp. 1-346 (crc00283)
Conservation: Bujurquina mariae is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.