Phyllomacromia contumax


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Phyllomacromia contumax
Species Authority: Selys, 1879
Common Name(s):
English Two-banded Cruiser
Macromia halei Fraser, 1928
Macromia melania nec Selys, 1871
Phyllomacromia bifasciata Martin, 1912
Phyllomacromia biflava Martin, 1907
Phyllomacromia leoni Fraser, 1928
Phyllomacromia nyanzana (Grünberg, 1911)
Phyllomacromia reginae Le Roi, 1915
Trithemis monardi Gambles, 1970

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V., Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & Suhling, F.
Reviewer(s): Dijkstra, K.-D.B., Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F., Samways, M., Samraoui, B., Boudot, J.P., Kipping, J. (Odonata Red List Authority) & Allen, D. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)
This is a widespread species with no known major widespread threats that is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern (IUCN 2009.2)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has been recorded from northern South Africa to Ethiopia, Sudan and Gambia.

In central Africa, it is known from Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Angola, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Zambia.

In northeastern Africa, the species is recorded from Somalia, records from Sudan and Ethiopia need confirmation. It has not been recorded from northern Kenya, but occurrence is likely.

In southern Africa, this species is widespread at perennial rivers in the region. It has not yet been found in the arid southwest or in the Orange System.

In western Africa, the species is known from Cameroon to Gambia.
Angola (Angola); Benin; Botswana; Cameroon; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Malawi; Mali; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; Tanzania, United Republic of; Togo; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Savannah rivers with gallery forest; also large lakes.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats known so far.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures needed.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V., Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & Suhling, F. 2010. Phyllomacromia contumax. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided