Neurolestes nigeriensis (Gambles, 1970)

Gamble's flatwing



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Nesolestes nigeriensis Gambles, 1970


Conservation Status

Last record: ?

Rediscovered in December 2005

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Obudu Plateau, Nigeria (Cameroon & DR Congo)












Original scientific description:

Gambles, R.M. 1970. A New Species of Megapodagrionid Dragonfly from Continental Africa. The Entomologist 103: 53-61.


Other references:

Clausnitzer, V. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. (2017). Neurolestes nigeriensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T169248A111044322. Downloaded on 29 May 2017.

Dijkstra, K.-D.B. and Vick, G.S. 2004. Critical species of Odonata in western Africa. In: V. Clausnitzer & R. Jödicke: Guardians of the Watershed. Global status of dragonflies: critical species, threat and conservation. International Journal of Odonatology 7: 229-238.


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