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Cordulegaster mzymtae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA CORDULEGASTRIDAE

Scientific Name: Cordulegaster mzymtae
Species Authority: Bartenev, 1929
Taxonomic Notes: Synonyms = Cordulegaster insignis mzymtae; Sonjagaster (insignis) mzymtae.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Boudot, J.-P.
Reviewer(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Justification:
This species is endemic of the easternmost margin of the Black Sea and is presently known over about 30,000 km². Its present status in Georgia is unknown (last original records by Akramowski and Schengalia 1967). Its discovery in Turkey is recent (Dumont and Schneider 1984), and given our own observations and those by Van Pelt (2002), there are no immediate threats in Turkey. However, such threats may appear in the future through the inclusion of Turkey within the European Union and subsequent economic development using less traditional human activities. The Russian locality stands within a theoretically strictly protected area.
History:
1996 Vulnerable
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: Southwest Caucasus and northeast Turkey in the Pontic Alps.
Countries:
Native:
Georgia; Turkey
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Population [top]

Population: Four old localities are known in the SW slopes of Caucasus, and 14 new localities known in the northern slopes of the Pontic Alps in northeastern Turkey, between Ordu and the Georgian border.
Population Trend: Increasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Mountain brooks and rivulets in the cloudy/rainy forest zone.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water pollution and harnessing for human use.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Preservation of spring and brooks and of water quality.

Citation: Boudot, J.-P. 2006. Cordulegaster mzymtae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 September 2014.
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