Perigomphus pallidistylus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Perigomphus pallidistylus
Species Authority: (Belle, 1972)
Common Name(s):
English Pegtail
Diaphlebia pallidistylus Belle, 1972
Taxonomic Notes: Originally described under Diaphlebia. A monotypic genus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Paulson, D. & von Ellenrieder, N.
Reviewer(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Perigomphus pallidistylus is known from only five locations, with an extent of occurrence less than 20,000 km². Some of the known range area has been deforested.
1996 Endangered
1996 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Pacific slope of Costa Rica to Canal Zone of Panama.
Costa Rica; Panama
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Population [top]

Population: Current population size is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Swift forest streams in hilly country (425 m).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Searches for other subpopulations are needed, along with confirmation of extent of habitat (forested streams) available in the general area. Population size and trends need to be monitored. Present in Parque Nacional Guanacaste (unpublished record from R.W. Garrison).

Citation: Paulson, D. & von Ellenrieder, N. 2006. Perigomphus pallidistylus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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