Progomphus zephyrus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Gomphidae

Scientific Name: Progomphus zephyrus 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
Needs updating
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 kmĀ². 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.
Countries occurrence:
Dominican Republic
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Population [top]

Population:Population size and trends are unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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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 2006: e.T60262A12318201. . Downloaded on 21 May 2018.
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