Argiocnemis solitaria


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Argiocnemis solitaria
Species Authority: (Selys, 1872)
Agriocnemis solitaria
Taxonomic Notes: The taxonomic status of this species is doubtful. It is known from the dubious female type only, collected in 1818 on Rodrigues. A second Argiocnemis record from 1918 without identification to the species level is reported by Campion (1923).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Martens, A.
Reviewer(s): Suhling, F. & Clausnitzer, V. (Odonata Red List Authorty)
Argiocnemis solitaria is only known from the female type specimen. The taxonomic status of the species is doubtful. During two surveys on Rodrigues in August 2005 and April 2006 no other zygopteran than Ischnura senegalensis was recorded on the island (Martens unpublished data). More information is required to be able to assess this species beyond Data Deficient.
2006 Data Deficient (IUCN 2006)
2006 Data Deficient
1996 Critically Endangered
1996 Critically Endangered (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1994 Endangered (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Endangered (IUCN 1990)
1988 Endangered (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Endangered (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Argiocnemis solitaria occurs on Rodrigues.
Mauritius (Rodrigues)
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Population [top]

Population: Population size and trends are unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Unknown.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Unknown.

Citation: Martens, A. 2006. Argiocnemis solitaria. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 May 2015.
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