The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Rhyothemis splendens Fraser, 1955



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: November 1952

Rediscovered in 9 December 2014

IUCN status: Data Deficient



D. R. Congo












Original scientific description:

Fraser, F. C. (1955). Four new species of Odonata from the Belgian Congo. Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 52: 17-24.


Other references:

Clausnitzer, V. (2010). Rhyothemis splendens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T184189A8233281. Downloaded on 24 July 2016.

Muir, Matt. (13 July, 2016). Visiting Lomami National Park Before it was Officially a Park. Blog post at Open Spaces: A Talk on the Wild Side, available at:


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