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Published: 2022-01-11

Untangling the waterfall damsels: a review of the Mesoamerican genus Paraphlebia Selys in Hagen, 1861 (Odonata: Thaumatoneuridae) with descriptions of 11 new species

Posgrado en Ciencias Biológicas, UNAM, México. 2 Departamento de Zoología, Instituto de Biología, UNAM, Apartado Postal 70–153, México. 3 Current address: Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.
Departamento de Zoología, Instituto de Biología, UNAM, Apartado Postal 70–153, México.
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium. 5Operation Wallacea, Hope House, Old Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom. 6 Biodiversity inventory for Conservation (BINCO) NPO, Walmersumstraat 44, 3380 Glabbeek, Belgium.
Odonata Damselfly Central America Mexico male dimorphism new species

Abstract

A review of the Mesoamerican genus Paraphlebia Selys in Hagen, 1861 is presented, including diagnoses, illustrations of diagnostic characters, and distribution maps for all species. A key to the known males and females is provided. Eleven new species are described: P. akan Ortega-Salas & González-Soriano. sp. nov., P. chaak Ortega-Salas & González-Soriano sp. nov., P. chiarae Ortega-Salas sp. nov., P. esperanza Ortega-Salas & González-Soriano sp. nov., P. flinti Ortega-Salas & González-Soriano sp. nov., P. hunnal Ortega-Salas & González-Soriano sp. nov., P. itzamna Ortega-Salas, Jocque & González-Soriano sp. nov., P. ixchel Ortega-Salas & González-Soriano sp. nov., P. kauil Ortega-Salas & González-Soriano sp. nov., P. kinich Ortega-Salas & González-Soriano sp. nov., and P. kukulkan Jocque & Ortega-Salas sp. nov.

 

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