Mecistogaster pronoti 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Coenagrionidae

Scientific Name: Mecistogaster pronoti Sjöstedt, 1918
Common Name(s):
English Atlantic Helicopter

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): von Ellenrieder, N. & Paulson, D.
Reviewer(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Mecistogaster pronoti is known only from the type locality. The species was never collected again after its original description. Habitat is threatened by deforestation. There is an urgent need to survey forests in vicinity of type locality.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Espirito Santo state in Brazil.
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Population [top]

Population:Current population size is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Atlantic rain forest.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There is an urgent need to survey forests in the vicinity of the type locality. Then studies are needed to establish the species' range of distribution, biology, population trends and to evaluate threats.

Citation: von Ellenrieder, N. & Paulson, D. 2006. Mecistogaster pronoti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T12921A3398561. . Downloaded on 22 June 2018.
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