COENAGRIONIDAE

Mauffray, William F. & Tennessen, Kenneth J., 2019, A Catalogue and Historical Study of the Odonata of Ecuador, Zootaxa 4628 (1), pp. 1-265: 29

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4628.1.1

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scientific name

COENAGRIONIDAE
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COENAGRIONIDAE  “Coenagrioninae” ( Kirby, 1890)

Coenagrionidae  is the largest family of damselflies in the world with more than 130 genera and over 1200 species. These totals are based on recent molecular phylogenetic studies indicating that the Pseudostigmatidae  and New World Protoneuridae  belong in the Coenagrionidae ( Dijkstra et al. 2014)  . As such, the family in the New World contains 71 genera and around 600 species. Most of the genera in the New World are endemic (>90%) to the Americas. These damselflies are extremely diverse in regard to size (total length ranging from 19 to 155 mm), color and color pattern, and they inhabit almost every type of water body, including lakes, ponds, ditches, streams, seepage areas and phytotelmata (water-containing tree holes and bromeliads). Much taxonomic and phylogenetic study remains to be done in this group.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Odonata

Family

Coenagrionidae

Loc

COENAGRIONIDAE

Mauffray, William F. & Tennessen, Kenneth J. 2019
2019
Loc

Coenagrionidae (

Dijkstra 2014
2014
Loc

Pseudostigmatidae

Tillyard 1917
1917
Loc

Protoneuridae

Tillyard 1917
1917
Loc

Coenagrionidae

Kirby 1890
1890