Iridictyon myersi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Calopterygidae

Scientific Name: Iridictyon myersi Needham & Fisher, 1940
Common Name(s):
English Tepui Shinywing
Taxonomic Notes: The African genus Phaon seems to be the closest relative of the Iridictyon (De Marmels et al. 1996).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2007
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): von Ellenrieder, N. & Paulson, D.
Reviewer(s): Suhling, F. & Clausnitzer, V. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Although I. myersi is known from only six localities and has an estimated extent of occurrence of about 4,500 kmĀ², this species is locally common, its distribution area is encompassed within Parque Nacional Canaima, and its habitat is not endangered (De Marmels 1999).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Tepuis (Guyana shield) in Venezuela and Guyana.
Countries occurrence:
Guyana; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population:Population size is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Streams at 1,000 to 2,400 m.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known populations occur within the Parque Nacional Canaima. Studies are needed to establish population density and trends and to confirm the species' distribution.

Citation: von Ellenrieder, N. & Paulson, D. 2007. Iridictyon myersi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2007: e.T63228A12641299. . Downloaded on 20 June 2018.
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