Acisoma ascalaphoides Rambur, 1842

Littoral pintail, Grizzled pintail


Acisoma inflata Selys, 1882; Acisoma panorpoides ascalaphoides Rambur, 1842
Common Name/s
Last Record
Rediscovered in
2004 (Mens et al., 2016)
IUCN status
TSE forum thread
The supposed pre-1993 rediscovery of the species by (Samraoui et al., 1993) appears to be erroneous, as the species is contemporaneously considered a strict Malagasy endemic.
[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]

Consiglio, T., Schatz, G.E., Lowry II, P.P., Rabenantoandro, J., Rogers, Z.S., Rabevohitra, R. and Rabehevitra, D. 2006. Deforestation and plant diversity of Madagascar's littoral forests. Conservation Biology 20(6): 1799-803.

Consiglio, T., Schatz, G.E., McPherson, G., Lowry II, P.P., Rabenantoandro, J., Rogers, Z.S., Rabevohitra, R. & Rabehevitra D. 2006. Deforestation and plant diversity of Madagascar’s littoral forests. Conservation Biology 20: 1799–1803.

Máiz-Tomé, L., Sayer, C. and Darwall, W. (eds.). (2018). [url=https://portals.iucn.org/library/sites/library/files/documents/RL-2018-001.pdf]The status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in Madagascar and the Indian Ocean islands hotspot. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. viii + 128 pp.

Mens, L. P., Schütte, K., Stokvis, F. R. and Dijkstra, K.-D. B. (2016). Six, not two, species of [i]Acisoma[/i] pintail dragonfly (Odonata: Libellulidae). Zootaxa 4109(2): 153-172. [[url=https://biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4109.2.3]Abstract[/url]]

Samraoui B., Benyacoub S., Mecibah S. and Dumont, H.J. (1993). Afrotropical libellulids in the lake district of El kala, NE Algeria, with a rediscovery of Urothemis e. edwardsi (Selys) and Acisoma panorpoides ascalaphoides (Rambur) (Anisoptera: Libellulidae). Odonatologica 22: 365-372.

Schütte, K. 2017. Acisoma ascalaphoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T13186336A98873386. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T13186336A98873386.en. Downloaded on 03 March 2018.

Schütte K. & P. Razafindraibe. 2007. Checklist of dragonflies of the littoral forests near Tolagnaro (Fort Dauphin). Biodiversity, ecology and conservation of littoral ecosystems in southeastern Madagascar, Tolagnaro (Fort Dauphin). Ganzhorn J.U., Goodman S.M., Vincelette M. (eds.) Smithsonian Institution, Monitoring and Assessment of Biodiversity Series 11.: 163-165.