Phyllomacromia contumax 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Macromiidae

Scientific Name: Phyllomacromia contumax
Species Authority: Selys, 1879
Regional Assessments:
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

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.
Countries occurrence:
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
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Population [top]

Population:No information available.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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 2010: e.T158578A5224980. . Downloaded on 03 December 2016.
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