Mecistogaster amalia 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Coenagrionidae

Scientific Name: Mecistogaster amalia (Burmeister, 1839)
Common Name(s):
English Amalia Helicopter
Taxonomic Notes: Originally described under genus Agrion. There are numerous synonyms: M. filiformis Rambur, 1842; M. leucostigma Rambur, 1842; M. linearis Rambur (nec Fabricius, 1776), 1842; A. linearis (Blanchard, (nec Fabricius, 1776) 1840); M. virgata Rambur, 1842.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): von Ellenrieder, N. & Paulson, D.
Reviewer(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Estimated extent of occurrence of about 225,000 km². However, more data are needed to establish populatino trends and to evaluate threats to the species. Habitat is threatened by deforestation.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Santa Catarina states in Brazil.
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Population [top]

Population:Current population size is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Atlantic rain forest. The species breeds in small pools of water in tree holes (Costa et al. 2004).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Studies are needed to establish population trends and evaluate threats.

Citation: von Ellenrieder, N. & Paulson, D. 2006. Mecistogaster amalia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T59739A12010532. . Downloaded on 25 May 2018.
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