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Global diversity of dragonflies (Odonata) in freshwater
Diversity is discussed, the biogeography of dragonflies in the different biogeographical regions is summarised and the total number of species and genera per family perBiogeographical region is given.
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 recognized
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 odonata
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,
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 the
The classification and diversity of dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata)
It is argued for conserving the family-group names Chlorocyphidae, Euphaeidae and Dicteriadidae, as well as retaining Epiophlebiidae in the suborder Anisozygoptera, while the proposal to separate Chlorogomph Families, Cordulegastridae and Neopetaliidae from Libelluloidea in their own superfamily CordUlegastroidea is adopted.
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 on
Diversity and conservation of European dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata)
Based on a distribution database brought together for the recently published Atlas of the European dragonflies and damselflies, we describe the patterns of diversity and endemism of these insect