Palaemnema baltodanoi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Palaemnema baltodanoi
Species Authority: Brooks, 1989
Common Name(s):
English Cacao Shadowdamsel

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered 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)
Palaemnema baltodanoi is known from only two locations in Costa Rica, with an extent of occurrence less than 1,000 km². Some of the known range area has been deforested.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Pacific slope of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica
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Population [top]

Population: Population size and trends are unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Streams in mid-elevation rain forest (1,100 m).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Searches for other subpopulations are urgently needed, along with extent of habitat (forested streams) available in the general area. Population size and trends need to be monitored. The species possibly is present in Parque Nacional Guanacaste.

Citation: Paulson, D. & von Ellenrieder, N. 2006. Palaemnema baltodanoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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