Progomphus zephyrus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Progomphus zephyrus
Species Authority: Needham, 1941
Common Name(s):
English Elusive Sanddragon

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)
Progomphus zephyrus is known from four locations in central
Dominican Republic, with an extent of occurrence less than 3,000 km². The main threat to the species is diversion of water for human use.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Currently known from four locations in the Dominican Republic. The species may be more widespread than currently known.
Dominican Republic
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Headwaters of small, forested montane streams (Daigle 1993a)
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Diversion of water for human use.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Searches for additional subpopulations are needed, along with an assessment of the stability of preferred habitat.

Citation: Paulson, D. & von Ellenrieder, N. 2006. Progomphus zephyrus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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