Phyllomacromia overlaeti 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Macromiidae

Scientific Name: Phyllomacromia overlaeti
Species Authority: (Schouteden, 1934)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Clubbed Cruiser
Macromia overlaeti Schouteden, 1934
Macromia paludosa Pinhey, 1976
Macromia subtropicalis Fraser, 1954
Phyllomacromia paludosa (Pinhey, 1976)
Phyllomacromia royi (Legrand, 1982)
Phyllomacromia subtropicalis (Fraser, 1954)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V., Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & Suhling, F.
Reviewer(s): Dijkstra, K.-D.B., Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F., Samways, M., Samraoui, B., Boudot, J.P., Kipping, J. (Odonata Red List Authority) & Allen, D. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)
This is a widespread species with no known major widespread threats that is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.

In central and southern Africa, this species seems to still be widespread, although it has not often been encountered to date. It has recently been re-recorded in the Okavango, Chobe and Zamabezi Rivers in 2005/ 2006. It is listed as Least Concern because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

In western Africa, the species is only known from one record (holotype of synonym) from a location in Senegal. More information is needed on the species distribution, habitat and ecology and threats before its threatened status can be assigned. It is listed as Data Deficient for this region.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is widespread in Africa but only extremely scattered records are known from Senegal (its holotype from that country is P. royi) to Uganda and Botswana.

In central Africa, it is known from Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia.

In southern Africa, this species is known from the Zambezi and Okavango river catchments.

In western Africa, the species is known from the holotype of the synonym P. royi from Senegal.
Countries occurrence:
Angola (Angola); Botswana; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Namibia (Caprivi Strip); Senegal; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population:Population size and trends are unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs in savannah rivers with gallery forest.

In western Africa, it is probably present in swamps in woodland and savannah.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Current threats are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures known but research into population numbers and range, biology and ecology, habitat status, threats, and trends/monitoring would be valuable.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V., Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & Suhling, F. 2010. Phyllomacromia overlaeti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T168012A6441779. . Downloaded on 06 December 2016.
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