Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Macromiidae

Scientific Name: Phyllomacromia kimminsi
Species Authority: (Fraser, 1954)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Kimmins' Cruiser

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
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 is a widespread species with no known major widespread threats that is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is therefore listed as Least Concern.

In central, eastern and western, the species is assessed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

In southern Africa, in view of the few records for the species, the population is thought to be small. During recent extensive surveys in the Okavango Delta and in the Caprivi the species has not been encountered. Hence, there may be a population decline. But, more detailed data are needed to assess this beyond Data Deficient in the region.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2006 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is known from scattered records from Sierra Leone to Kenya and Botswana.

In central Africa, it is known from Zambia (Upper Zambezi catchement) and Uganda (Madi Obei). Occurrence in Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Central African Republic and Cameroon is assumed.

In eastern Africa, it has been recorded in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Burundi. It is known from Kakamega Forest (west Kenya) and Madi Opei, Tororo (Uganda).

In southern Africa, this species is known from the Upper Zambezi River catchment (last recorded here in 1960) and Okavango Delta (last recorded in the delta in 1975). It may be more widespread e.g., in the swamps along the Zambezi River and in the Caprivi, but it has not yet recorded.

In western Africa, the species is known from Sierra Leone and Cote d'Ivoire.
Countries occurrence:
Botswana; Côte d'Ivoire; Kenya; Sierra Leone; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: Population size is unknown.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Probably rivers in savannah and woodland.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Potential threats in the Okavango may be pesticide spraying for tsetse fly control in Botswana.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Research into population numbers and range, biology and ecology, habitat status, threats, conservation measures, and trends/monitoring of this species would also be valuable. Habitat and site-based actions are also required.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V., Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & Suhling, F. 2010. Phyllomacromia kimminsi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T59993A12153638. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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