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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
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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
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Atlas of the Odonata of the Mediterranean and North Africa
The atlas contain information on the distribution of damselflies in the Mediterranean and North africa, collected by hundreds of people over a period of more than 150 years. Knowledge of the odonataExpand
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European Red List of Dragonflies
The European Red List is a review of the conservation status of c.6,000 European species (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, freshwater fishes, butterflies, dragonflies, and selected groups of beetles,Expand
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The status and distribution of dragonflies of the Mediterranean basin
This report presents a review of the conservation status of 165 species of dragonflies found in the Mediterranean basin, according to the criteria of the regional IUCN Red List. It identifies theExpand
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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
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FRESHWATER BIODIVERSITY – A HIDDEN RESOURCE UNDER THREAT
Acknowledgements: This publication is part of The 2008 Review of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The IUCN Red List is compiled and produced by the IUCN Species Programme based onExpand
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Modest recovery of biodiversity in a western European country: The Living Planet Index for the Netherlands
Abstract We calculated a Living Planet Index (LPI) for the Netherlands, based on 361 animal species from seven taxonomic groups occurring in terrestrial and freshwater habitats. Our assessment isExpand
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Remarks on the taxonomy of Megapodagrionidae with emphasis on the larval gills (Odonata)
Abstract A list of genera presently included in Megapodagrionidae and Pseudolestidae is provided, together with information on species for which the larva has been described. Based on the shape ofExpand
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Determinants of species richness patterns in the Netherlands across multiple taxonomic groups
We examined the species richness patterns of five different species groups (mosses, reptiles and amphibians, grasshoppers and crickets, dragonflies, and hoverflies) in the Netherlands (41,500 km2)Expand
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