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Distribution path and Subregions of Cameroon (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - Central Africa - Cameroon
Taxonomy for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Cameroon
Class
Cameroon
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 359 families, 4161 genera, 14234 species
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Subclass
Cameroon
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 357 families, 4157 genera, 14229 species
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Infraclass
Cameroon
Palaeoptera (Crampton, 1915) (Ancient winged insects)
 13 families, 70 genera, 195 species
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Superorder
Cameroon
Odonatoptera (Martynov, 1932)
 13 families, 70 genera, 195 species
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Order
Cameroon
Odonata (Fabricius, 1793) (Dragonflies) - Systematics
 13 families, 70 genera, 195 species
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Families121    worldwide
Genera1.173    worldwide
Species11.431    worldwide
Common namesDragonflies, Damselflies, Demoiselles, Dragonflies and Damselflies
German namesLibellen und Wasserjungfern, Libellen, Odonaten
Dutch namesLibellen
Danish namesGuldsmede
Finnish namesSudenkorennot
Norwegian namesØyenstikkere
Swedish namesTrollsländor
Spanish namesLibelulas, Pipilachas
AuthorJohann Christian Fabricius, 1793
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia (Asia, Europe, Russia, Caucasus)

America (North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean)

Africa (East Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa, North Africa, West Africa)

Oceania (Australasia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia)


Ecozones:

Nearctic

Fossils:

Cenozoic (Paleogene, Neogene, Quaternary)

Paleozoic (Permian, Carboniferous)

Mesozoic (Cretaceous, Jurassic, Triassic)


World Oceans:

Pacific Ocean (Pacific Islands, North Pacific)

Atlantic Ocean (British overseas territory Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea)

Indian Ocean (Great Australian Bight)

Antarctic Ocean


Countries
Checklists
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Links and ReferencesOdonata in bie.ala.org.au
Odonata in darwinfoundation.org
Odonata in faunaeur.org
Odonata in itis.gov
Odonata in papua-insects.nl
Odonata in ru.ac.za
Odonata in staffs-ecology.org.uk
Odonata in dyntaxa.se
Odonata in Wikipedia (English)
Suborder
Cameroon
    Epiprocta (Lohmann, 1996)
     4 families, 45 genera, 123 species
Suborder
Cameroon
    Zygoptera (Selys, 1854) (Damselflies)
     9 families, 25 genera, 72 species
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Family overview for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Cameroon
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 16 SpeciesDarners
Amphipterygidae (Selys, 1853) - 1 Species
Calopterygidae (Selys, 1850) - 11 SpeciesDemoiselles
Chlorocyphidae (Cowley, 1937) - 13 SpeciesJewels
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 28 SpeciesPond damselflies
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 7 SpeciesBoghaunters
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 7 SpeciesClubtails
Lestidae (Calvert, 1901) - 3 SpeciesSpreadwings
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 93 SpeciesSkimmers
Megapodagrionidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 2 SpeciesFlatwings
Perilestidae (Tillyard & Fraser, 1938) - 1 SpeciesShortwings
Platycnemididae (Tillyard, 1917) - 4 SpeciesWhite-legged damselflies
Protoneuridae (Tillyard, 1917) - 9 SpeciesThreadtails
13 Families with 195 Species in Cameroon


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Species overview - Checklist for Odonata in Cameroon
Species with ANext  
Aciagrion africanum (Martin, 1908)Info
Aciagrion congoense -> Aciagrion hamoniInfo
Aciagrion gracile (Sjöstedt, 1909)Info
Aciagrion hamoni (Fraser, 1955)Info
Acisoma panorpoides (Rambur, 1842)Grizzled PintailInfo
Acisoma panorpoides panorpoides (Rambur, 1842)Info
Acisoma trifidum (Kirby, 1889)Info
Acisoma variegatum -> Acisoma panorpoidesGrizzled PintailInfo
Aeshna scotias (Pinhey, 1952)Info
Africocypha lacuselephantum (Karsch, 1899)Info
Agriocnemis exilis Selys, 1872Little WhispInfo
Agriocnemis maclachlani (Selys, 1877)Info
Agriocnemis palaeforma (Pinhey, 1959)Info
Agriocnemis victoria (Fraser, 1928)Info
Allocnemis marshalli (Ris, 1921)Info
Allorrhizucha campioni -> Nesciothemis farinosumInfo
Amanipodagrion gilliesi (Pinhey, 1962)Amani flatwingInfo
Anax chloromelas (Ris, 1911)Dark EmperorInfo
Anax congoliath (Fraser, 1953)Info
Anax ephippiger -> Hemianax ephippigerVagrant EmperorInfo
Anax tristis (Hagen, 1867)Black EmperorInfo
Atoconeura pseudeudoxia (Longfield, 1953)Info
Azuragrion nigridorsum (Selys, 1876)Black-tailed BluetInfo
Azuragrion vansomereni (Pinhey, 1955)Tiny BluetInfo
Species with BBack  Next  Top
Brachythemis wilsoni (Pinhey, 1952)Wilson´s GroundlingInfo
Bradinopyga cornuta (Ris, 1911)Horned Rock-dwellerInfo
Bradinopyga strachani (Kirby, 1900)Red Rock-dwellerInfo
Species with CBack  Next  Top
Ceriagrion annulatum (Fraser, 1955)Info
Ceriagrion corallinum (Campion, 1914)Info
Ceriagrion varians (Martin, 1908)Info
Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)Willow Emerald DamselflyInfo
Chalcostephia flavifrons (Kirby, 1889)YellowfaceInfo
Chalcostephia flavifrons flavifrons (Kirby, 1889)Info
Chlorocnemis contraria (Schmidt, 1951)Info
Chlorocnemis flavipennis (Selys, 1863)Info
Chlorocnemis marshalli -> Agrilus ostrinusInfo
Chlorocnemis nigripes -> Agrilus overlaetiInfo
Chlorocypha cancellata (Selys, 1879)Info
Chlorocypha curta (Hagen In Selys, 1853)Blue-tailed red jewelInfo
Chlorocypha cyanifrons (Selys, 1873)Info
Chlorocypha glauca (Selys, 1879)Eastern red-tipped jewelInfo
Chlorocypha gracilis (Karsch, 1899)Info
Chlorocypha grandis -> Chlorocypha gracilisInfo
Chlorocypha neptunus (Sjöstedt, 1899)Info
Chlorocypha rubida (Hagen In Selys, 1853)Info
Chlorocypha rufitibia -> Euclimacia jacobsoniInfo
Chlorocypha selysi (Karsch, 1899)Blue-nuzzled jewelInfo
Chlorocypha victoriae (Förster, 1914)Info
Crocothemis divisa (Karsch, 1898)Divisa scarletInfo
Crocothemis sanguinolenta (Burmeister, 1839)Little scarletInfo
Cyanothemis simpsoni (Ris, 1915)BlueboltInfo
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Diastatomma bicolor (Selys, 1869)Info
Diastatomma selysi -> Diastatomma bicolorInfo
Diastatomma tricolor (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Info
Diplacodes deminuta (Lieftinck, 1969)Little PercherInfo
Diplacodes lefebvrii (Rambur, 1842)Black PercherInfo
Diplacodes okavangoensis -> Eublemma exanimisInfo
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Elattoneura balli (Kimmins, 1938)Info
Elattoneura nigra (Kimmins, 1938)Info
Elattoneura pruinosa (Selys, 1886)Info
Eleuthemis buettikoferi (Ris, 1910)FirebellyInfo
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Gynacantha africana (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Info
Gynacantha bullata (Karsch, 1891)Info
Gynacantha cylindrata (Karsch, 1891)Info
Gynacantha nigeriensis (Gambles, 1956)Yellow-legged DuskhawkerInfo
Gynacantha sextans (Mclachlan, 1896)Info
Gynacantha vesiculata (Karsch, 1891)Info
Gynacantha victoriae -> Gynacantha bullataInfo
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Hadrothemis camarensis (Kirby, 1889)Tree-hole Jungle-skimmerInfo
Hadrothemis coacta (Karsch, 1891)Robust Jungle-skimmerInfo
Hadrothemis defecta (Karsch, 1891)Red Jungle-skimmerInfo
Hadrothemis infesta (Karsch, 1891)Slender Jungle-skimmerInfo
Hadrothemis versuta (Karsch, 1891)Changeable Jungle-skimmerInfo
Heliaeschna cynthiae (Fraser, 1939)Info
Heliaeschna fuliginosa (Karsch, 1893)Info
Heliaeschna trinervulata (Fraser, 1955)Info
Hemianax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)Vagrant EmperorInfo
Hemistigma albipuncta (Rambur, 1842)Pied-SpotInfo
Hemistigma albipunctum (Rambur, 1842)Pied-spot; widespread in AfricaInfo
Species with IBack  Next  Top
Isomecocnemis cyanura (Förster, 1909)Info
Species with LBack  Next  Top
Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)Southern Emerald DamselflyInfo
Lestes viridis -> Lestes barbarusSite
Libellula depressa (Linnaeus, 1758)Broad-bodied darterInfo
Lokia incongruens (Karsch, 1893)Info
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Macromia contumax ()Info
Macromia funicularia (Martin, 1907)Info
Macromia lieftincki (Fraser, 1954)Info
Macromia melania (Selys, 1871)Info
Mesocnemis singularis (Karsch, 1891)RiverjackInfo
Micromacromia afra -> Euxoa persiaeInfo
Micromacromia camerunica (Karsch, 1890)Large MicmacInfo
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Neodythemis afra (Ris, 1909)Info
Neodythemis campioni (Ris, 1915)Info
Neodythemis gorillae -> Euxoa persiaeInfo
Neodythemis preussi (Karsch, 1891)Info
Nesciothemis farinosum (Förster, 1898)Black-tailed DancerInfo
Neurolestes trinervis (Selys, 1885)Info
Notiothemis robertsi (Fraser, 1944)Robert´s ForestwatcherInfo
Notogomphus maryae (Vick, 2003)Info
Nubiolestes diotima (Schmidt, 1943)Info
Species with OBack  Next  Top
Olpogastra lugubris (Karsch, 1895)Slender BottletailInfo
Onychogomphus supinus (Selys, 1854)Gorge ClaspertailInfo
Orthetrum africanum (Selys, 1887)Info
Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)White-Tailed SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum angustiventre (Rambur, 1842)Many-celled SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum austeni (Kirby, 1900)Giant SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum brachiale (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Tough SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum brunneum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)Info
Orthetrum caffrum (Burmeister, 1839)Two-striped SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum cameruense ()Info
Orthetrum camerunense (Gambles, 1959)Info
Orthetrum chrysostigma (Burmeister, 1839)Epaulet SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum guineense (Ris, 1909)Guinea SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum icteromelas (Ris, 1910)Spectacled SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum julia (Kirby, 1900)Julia SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum julia capicola (Kimmins, 1957)Info
Orthetrum machadoi (Longfield, 1955)Machado´s SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum macrostigma (Longfield, 1947)Info
Orthetrum microstigma (Ris, 1911)Info
Orthetrum monardi (Schmidt, 1951)Info
Orthetrum saegeri (Pinhey, 1966)Info
Orthetrum sagitta (Ris, 1915)Arrow SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum stemmale (Burmeister, 1839)Stemmale SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841)Long SkimmerInfo
Oxythemis phoenicosceles (Ris, 1909)PepperpantsInfo
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Palpopleura deceptor (Calvert, 1899)Deceptive WidowInfo
Palpopleura lucia (Drury, 1773)Lucia WidowInfo
Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798)Wandering GliderInfo
Paragomphus genei (Selys, 1841)Common HooktailInfo
Parazyxomma flavicans (Martin, 1908)Banded DuskdarterInfo
Pentaphlebia stahli (Förster, 1909)Info
Phaon camereunica (Fraser, 1941)Info
Phaon camerunensis (Sjöstedt, 1900)Emerald DemoiselleInfo
Phaon fraseri -> Eulepidotis santosinaInfo
Phaon iridipennis (Burmeister, 1839)Glistening DemoiselleInfo
Phyllogomphus selysi (Schouteden, 1933)Southern LeaftailInfo
Phyllomacromia funicularia -> Phyllomacromia monocerosInfo
Phyllomacromia melania (Selys, 1871)Info
Phyllomacromia monoceros (Förster, 1906)Black CruiserInfo
Platycnemis rufipes (Selys, 1886)Info
Platycypha lacustris (Förster, 1914)Info
Prodasineura vittata (Selys, 1886)Orange-fronted ThreadtailInfo
Pseudagrion camerunense (Karsch, 1899)Info
Pseudagrion epiphonematicum (Karsch, 1891)Info
Pseudagrion glaucescens (Selys, 1876)Info
Pseudagrion glaucoideum (Schmidt, 1936)Info
Pseudagrion hamoni (Fraser, 1955)Drab SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion hemicolon (Pinhey, 1964)Info
Pseudagrion kersteni (Gerstäcker, 1869)Powder-striped SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion melanicterum (Selys, 1876)Black-and-yellow SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion nubicum (Selys, 1876)Info
Pseudagrion risi (Schmidt In Ris, 1936)Info
Pseudagrion serrulatum (Karsch, 1894)Info
Pseudagrion sjoestedti (Förster, 1906)Sjostedt´s SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion sjoestedti sjoestedti (Foerster, 1906)Info
Pseudagrion spernatum gerstaeckeri (Karsch, 1899)Info
Pseudagrion sublacteum (Karsch, 1893)Riffle SpriteInfo
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Rhyothemis notata (Fabricius, 1781)Info
Rhyothemis semihyalina (Desjardins, 1832)Phantom FluttererInfo
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Sapho bicolor (Selys, 1853)Info
Sapho gloriosa (Mclachlan In Selys, 1873)Info
Sapho orichalcea (Mclachlan, 1869)Info
Stenocnemis pachystigma (Selys, 1886)Info
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Tetrathemis camerunensis (Sjöstedt, 1900)Info
Thermochoria equivocata (Kirby, 1889)Info
Trapezostigma basilare (Palisot De Beauvois, 1817)Info
Trapezostigma basilaris ()Info
Trithemis aconita (Lieftinck, 1969)Monkshood DropwingInfo
Trithemis annulata (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Violet Dropwing Violet-marked DarterInfo
Trithemis annulata annulata (Palisot De Beauvois, 1807)Info
Trithemis arteriosa (Burmeister, 1839)Red-veined DropwingInfo
Trithemis dichroa (Karsch, 1893)Small DropwingInfo
Trithemis furva (Karsch, 1899)Navy DropwingInfo
Trithemis grouti (Pinhey, 1961)Black DropwingInfo
Trithemis hartwigi (Pinhey, 1970)Info
Trithemis hecate (Ris, 1912)Silhouette DropwingInfo
Trithemis kalula (Kirby, 1900)Info
Trithemis monardi (Ris, 1931)Monard´s DropwingInfo
Trithemis nuptialis (Karsch, 1894)Hairy-legged DropwingInfo
Trithemis pluvialis (Förster, 1906)Riffle-and-Reed DropwingInfo
Trithemis pruinata (Karsch, 1899)Info
Trithemis stictica (Burmeister, 1839)Jaunty DropwingInfo
Species with UBack  Next  Top
Umma longistigma (Selys, 1869)Info
Umma mesostigma (Selys, 1879)Info
Umma purpurea (Pinhey, 1961)Info
Umma saphirina (Förster, 1916)Sapphire DemoiselleInfo
Urothemis assignata (Selys, 1872)Red BaskerInfo
Urothemis edwardsii (Selys, 1849)Blue BaskerInfo
Species with ZBack  Top
Zygonoides fuelleborni (Grünberg, 1902)Fuelleborn´s Bottle-tailInfo
Zygonyx fallax -> Zygonyx regisalbertiInfo
Zygonyx flavicosta (Sjöstedt, 1900)Info
Zygonyx natalensis (Martin, 1900)Blue CascaderInfo
Zygonyx regisalberti (Schouteden, 1934)Info
Zygonyx torridus (Kirby, 1889)Ringed CascaderInfo
Zyxomma atlanticum (Selys, 1889)Smoky DuskdarterInfo
195 Species in Odonata for Cameroon listed
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassPalaeoptera
Ancient winged insects
SuperorderOdonatoptera
OrderOdonata
Dragonflies, Damselflies, Demoiselles, Dragonflies and Damselflies
AuthorFabricius, 1793

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