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Global diversity of dragonflies (Odonata) in freshwater
Larvae of almost all of the 5,680 species of the insect order Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) are dependent on freshwater habitats. Both larvae and adults are predators. The order is relativelyExpand
Redefining the damselfly families: a comprehensive molecular phylogeny of Zygoptera (Odonata)
An extensive molecular phylogenetic reconstruction of the suborder Zygoptera of the Odonata is presented, based on mitochondrial (16S, COI) and nuclear (28S) data of 59% of the 310 genera recognizedExpand
Odonata enter the biodiversity crisis debate: The first global assessment of an insect group
The status and trends of global biodiversity are often measured with a bias towards datasets limited to terrestrial vertebrates. The first global assessment of an insect order (Odonata) provides newExpand
Freshwater biodiversity and aquatic insect diversification.
Inland waters cover less than 1% of Earth's surface but harbor more than 6% of all insect species: Nearly 100,000 species from 12 orders spend one or more life stages in freshwater. Little is knownExpand
The classification and diversity of dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata)
An updated classification and numbers of described genera and species (until 2010) are provided up to family level. We argue for conserving the family-group names Chlorocyphidae, Euphaeidae andExpand
Gone with the wind: westward dispersal across the Indian Ocean and island speciation in Hemicordulia dragonflies (Odonata: Corduliidae)
The taxonomy and biogeography of the western representatives of the largely Papuan-Australian genus Hemicordulia are discussed and compared with other alate fauna including butterflies, birds, batsExpand
Implications of bias in conservation research and investment for freshwater species
Human population growth and economic development threaten the integrity of freshwater ecosystems globally, reducing their ability to support biodiversity and provide ecosystem services. However, ourExpand
Focus on African freshwaters: hotspots of dragonfly diversity and conservation concern
3 This is the first continent-wide overview of insect diversity and status sufficiently fine-scaled to be used in con- servation planning. We analyze patterns of richness and the conservation statusExpand
Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation
Taxonomy is a scientific discipline that has provided the universal naming and classification system of biodiversity for centuries and continues effectively to accommodate new knowledge. Expand