Progomphus boliviensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Gomphidae

Scientific Name: Progomphus boliviensis
Species Authority: Belle, 1973
Common Name(s):
English Bolivian Sanddragon

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-02-10
Assessor(s): von Ellenrieder, N.
Reviewer(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Paulson, D. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Known only from male sex, from four locations covering an extent of occurrence of 34,480 km², two in protected areas (Parques Nacionales Manu and Reserva Tambopata, Peru).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Occurs in Amazon forest of Bolivia and Peru (Belle 1973, Louton et al. 1996, D.R. Paulson pers. comm. 2006, R.W. Garrison 2006).
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Peru
Number of Locations: 4
Lower elevation limit (metres): 100
Upper elevation limit (metres): 350
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Population [top]

Population: The species is known only from the type specimen and four locations (two within protected areas) but population numbers not available due to lack of surveying.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Habitat includes streams on primary and secondary lowland Amazon forest (Belle 1973, Louton et al. 1996); female and larva are unknown.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Present in protected areas: Parque Nacional Manu (Louton et al. 1996) and Reserva de Tambopata, Madre de Dios department, Peru (D.R. Paulson pers. comm. 2006).

Citation: von Ellenrieder, N. 2009. Progomphus boliviensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T158993A5301999. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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