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)
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Endangered (EN)
1994 Indeterminate (I)
1990 Indeterminate (I)

Geographic Range [top]

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

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

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 2006: e.T15880A5275842. . Downloaded on 08 October 2015.
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