Podopteryx casuarina Lieftinck, 1949



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 11 February 1939

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient


This species is only known from the holotype, a male collected on the Indonesian side (Irian Jaya) of New Guinea (Kalkman, 2009).



Idenburg River basin, West Papua (province), Irian Jaya, Indonesia






Holotype: male

Type locality: Central W. New Guinea, Idenburg River basin, above Bernhard Camp, ca. 400 m, "in heavy jungle far away from water" (Lieftinck, 1971).






Original scientific description:

Lieftinck, M. A. (1949). The dragonflies (Odonata) of New Guinea and neighbouring islands. Part VII. Results of the Third Archbold expedition 1938-1939 and of the Le Roux Expedition 1939 to Netherlands New Guinea (II. Zygoptera). Nova Guinea 5: 1-271.


Other references:

Lieftinck, M. A. (1971). A catalogue of the type-specimens of Odonata preserved in the Netherlands. (available online:

Kalkman, V. (2009). Podopteryx casuarina. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 26 May 2013.


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