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Palaemnema chiriquita

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA PLATYSTICTIDAE

Scientific Name: Palaemnema chiriquita
Species Authority: Calvert, 1931
Common Name(s):
English Chiriquita Shadowdamsel

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Paulson, D. & von Ellenrieder, N.
Reviewer(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Justification:
Palaemnema chiriquita is known from two locations in Costa Rica, with an extent of occurrence less than 1,000 km². Most of the known range area is deforested.
History:
1996 Endangered
1994 Indeterminate (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Indeterminate (IUCN 1990)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Caribbean slope of Costa Rica.
Countries:
Native:
Costa Rica
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Population [top]

Population: Current population size is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Streams in lowland rain forest (ca. 400 m).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Searches for other subpopulations and extent of habitat (forested streams) available in the general area are urgently needed. Population size and trends need to be monitored. Present in Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo.

Citation: Paulson, D. & von Ellenrieder, N. 2006. Palaemnema chiriquita. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 December 2014.
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