Hemicordulia africana 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Corduliidae

Scientific Name: Hemicordulia africana Dijkstra, 2007
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English African Emerald
Taxonomic Source(s): Schorr, M. and Paulson, D. 2017. World Odonata List. Revision 18 March 2017. Tacoma, Washington, USA Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: Regarded as Hemicordulia asiatica Selys, 1878 but according to Dijkstra (pers. comm.) this is a separate species. There are major taxonomic uncertainties around this taxon.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-10-28
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F.
Reviewer(s): Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & Kipping, J.
This is a widespread species and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has been recorded from various localities always close to large water bodies in Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa along the east African coast. In central Africa, it is known from Semliki National Park in northwestern Uganda, which lies in the Congo Basin. Based on this presence in the Democratic Republic of Congo is likely.
Countries occurrence:
Malawi; Mozambique; South Africa; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information available on the population.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found in open forest sites near large water bodies. There is no information on the breeding sites (Tarboton and Tarboton 2002).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not used.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information available on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures are known but information on taxonomy, population ecology, habitat status and population trend would be valuable. It occurs in national parks.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F. 2016. Hemicordulia africana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T168007A85584784. . Downloaded on 21 May 2018.
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