Palpopleura albifrons 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Libellulidae

Scientific Name: Palpopleura albifrons
Species Authority: Legrand, 1979

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-06-03
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V.
Reviewer(s): Djikstra, K. D, Kipping, J., Schutte, K. (Odonata Red List Authority) & Allen, D. (Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)
The species is known from only three locations within the region (Gabon and Democratic Republic of Congo) and there is no reason to assume the species is rare or threatened as large tracts of forest where it was collected remain and the genus consists of very resilient species. In addition, records are still known and there is a potential large area of suitable habitat available. Therefore, the species is assessed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2006 Data Deficient (DD)
1996 Critically Endangered (CR)
1994 Indeterminate (I)
1990 Indeterminate (I)
1988 Indeterminate (I)
1986 Indeterminate (I)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was previously known only from the type locality in northeast Gabon. Recent records are from two localities in Congo, Brazzaville: Odzala and La Lefini (unpublished records in Paris Museum of Natural History).
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Gabon
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Population [top]

Population: Current population size is unknown.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in rainforest areas.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown, but most likely forest destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available but research into population numbers and range, and habitat status of the species would be valuable.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. 2010. Palpopleura albifrons. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T15925A5321056. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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