Protoneura tenuis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Protoneura tenuis
Species Authority: Selys, 1860
Common Name(s):
English Scarlet-backed Threadtail

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-03-02
Assessor(s): von Ellenrieder, N.
Reviewer(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Paulson, D. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Extent of occurrence is 2,511,250 km² and the species is known from 17 locations, one within a protected area.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Occurs in Venezuela, Trinidad, Brazil, Peru and Bolivia (Cowley and Gloyd 1938, Rácenis 1955, de Marmels 1997, D.R. Paulson pers. comm. 2006, R.W. Garrison 2006).
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Peru; Trinidad and Tobago; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: The species is known from 17 localities, one situated within a protected area and no data is available on population numbers.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Adults found at small muddy creeks in dark woods, hovering just above the water in dark places (Cowley and Gloyd 1938), and narrow streams shaded by grasses, bushes and large trees (Rácenis 1955). Larva unknown.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Present in a protected area: Reserva de Tambopata, Madre de Dios department, Peru (D.R. Paulson pers. comm. 2006).

Citation: von Ellenrieder, N. 2009. Protoneura tenuis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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