|Scientific Name:||Orthetrum austeni|
|Species Authority:||(Kirby, 1900)|
Thermorthemis austeni Kirby, 1900
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|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 species is listed as Least Concern in all regions because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
|Range Description:||The species has been recorded from Zambia, Angola to Uganda and western Africa.
In central Africa, it is known from Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Zambia. Its presence in Congo is assumed.
In eastern Africa, it has been recorded in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda (various localities), Malawi and Burundi.
In southern Africa, this species is known only from Angola and northwest Zambia.
In western Africa, the species is known from Guinea to Nigeria.
Native:Angola (Angola); Benin; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Togo; Uganda; Zambia
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|Population:||No information available.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This is a forest species.|
|Major Threat(s):||Forest destruction caused by agriculture is a threat to the species.|
|Conservation Actions:||No conservation measures known but information on taxonomy, population ecology, habitat status and population trends would be valuable.|
|Citation:||Clausnitzer, V., Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & Suhling, F. 2010. Orthetrum austeni. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.|
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