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Anisogomphus ceylonicus Hagen, 1878

Ceylon clubtail dragonfly, Sri Lanka grappletail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Aeshna ceylonica Hagen, 1878; Gomphus ceylonicus Hagen, 1878; Heliogomphus ceylonicus Hagen, 1878; Anisogomphus solitaris Lieftinck, 1971


Conservation Status

Last record: 18 March 1962

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



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Bedjanič, M., Conniff, K., van der Poorten, N. and Šalamun, A. (2014). Dragonfly Fauna of Sri Lanka: Distribution and Biology, with Threat Status of its Endemics. Pensoft Publishers. 320 pp. [WARNING: 25.94 MB]

Bedjanič, Matjaž and Poorten, Nancy van der. (2013). On the synonymy of two enigmatic endemic clubtails from Sri Lanka (Anisoptera: Gomphidae). Agrion 17(2): 44-47.

Lieftnick, M.A. 1971. Odonata from Ceylon. Ent. scand. Suppl. 1:188–207.


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