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Pseudothemis zonata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA LIBELLULIDAE

Scientific Name: Pseudothemis zonata
Species Authority: (Burmeister, 1839)
Common Name/s:
English Pied Skimmer
Synonym/s:
Orthetrum zonale Navás, 1932
Taxonomic Notes: Originally described under the genus Libellula (Linnaeus) and subsequently became the genotype for Pseudothemis Kirby (1889). Chao (1962) synonymised Orthetrum zonale Navás with Pseudothemis zonata.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-03-17
Assessor/s: Wilson, K. D. P.
Reviewer/s: Clausnitzer, V. & Reels, G. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Justification:
A common and widespread species recorded from a wide range in southeast and east Asia, including Vietnam (Tsuda 2000), though China, including Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hebai, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Sichuan, Zheijiang (Hua 2000) and Shaanxi (Zhang and Zhang 2006), Hong Kong (Wilson 2004), Taiwan (Lieftinck et al. 1984) to Korea (Lee 2001) and Japan not including Hokkaido (Sugimura et al. 2001).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Recorded from a wide range in southeastern and eastern Asia, including Vietnam (Tsuda 2000), though China, including Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hebai, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Sichuan, Zheijiang (Hua 2000) and Shaanxi (Zhang and Zhang 2006), Hong Kong (Wilson 2004), Taiwan (Lieftinck et al. 1984) to Korea (Lee 2001) and Japan, not including Hokkaido (Sugimura et al 2001).
Countries:
Native:
China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Sichuan, Zhejiang); Hong Kong; Japan (Honshu, Kyushu, Nansei-shoto, Shikoku); Korea, Democratic People's Republic of; Korea, Republic of; Taiwan, Province of China; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: A stable population; a common and widespread species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Frequents ponds and lakes.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no threats known to be presently affecting this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

A common and widespread species.

Citation: Wilson, K. D. P. 2009. Pseudothemis zonata. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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