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Distribution path and Subregions of Continents (More Checklists)
Path: Continents
Subregions: Africa (Central Africa, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa), America (Caribbean, Central America, North America, South America), Eurasia (Asia, Caucasus, Europe, Russia), Oceania (Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia)
Taxonomy for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Continents
Class
Continents
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 2100 families, 95549 genera, 1034391 species
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Subclass
Continents
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 2027 families, 94713 genera, 1032409 species
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Infraclass
Continents
Palaeoptera (Crampton, 1915) (Ancient winged insects)
 192 families, 1707 genera, 9843 species
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Superorder
Continents
Odonatoptera (Martynov, 1932)
 150 families, 1151 genera, 6614 species
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Order
Continents
Odonata (Fabricius, 1793) (Dragonflies) - Systematics
 111 families, 1035 genera, 6413 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
Continents
    Epiprocta (Lohmann, 1996)
     15 families, 432 genera, 3259 species
Suborder
Continents
    Zygoptera (Selys, 1854) (Damselflies)
     21 families, 312 genera, 2726 species
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Family overview for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Continents
Aeschnidiidae (Needham, 1903) - 46 Species
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 524 SpeciesDarners
Aktassiidae (Pritykina, 1968) - 11 Species
Allopetaliidae (Cockerell, 1913) - 2 Species
Amphipterygidae (Selys, 1853) - 13 Species
Araripechlorogomphidae (Bechly & Ueda, 2002) - 1 Species
Araripegomphidae (Bechly, 1996) - 3 Species
Araripelibellulidae (Bechly, 1996) - 8 Species
Araripephlebiidae (Bechly, 1998) - 1 Species
Archithemistidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 2 Species
Asiopteridae (Pritykina, 1968) - 14 Species
Austroperilestidae (Petrulevicius & Nel, 2005) - 1 Species
Austropetaliidae (Carle & Louton, 1994) - 11 SpeciesRedspot Dragonflies
Bolcacorduliidae (Gentilini, 2002) - 1 Species
Bolcathoridae (Gentilini, 2002) - 1 Species
Burmaphlebiidae (Bechly & Poinar, 2013) - 1 Species
Calopterygidae (Selys, 1850) - 207 SpeciesDemoiselles
Campterophlebiidae (Handlirsch, 1920) - 61 Species
Chlorocyphidae (Cowley, 1937) - 162 SpeciesJewels
Chlorogomphidae (Needham, 1903) - 31 Species
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 1152 SpeciesPond damselflies
Cordulegastridae (Calvert, 1893) - 55 SpeciesFlying adder
Cordulephyidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 1 Species
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 412 SpeciesBoghaunters
Cratopetaliidae (Bechly, 2010) - 1 Species
Cretacoenagrionidae (Bechly, 1996) - 1 Species
Cretapetaluridae (Bechly, 1996) - 4 Species
Cyclothemistidae (Bechly, 1996) - 7 Species
Cymatophlebiidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 14 Species
Dicteriadidae (Selys, 1853) - 2 SpeciesBarelegs
Diphlebiidae (Davies & Tobin, 1984) - 12 SpeciesAzure damselflies
Enigmaeshnidae (Nel, Neraudeau, Perrichot, Girard & Gomez, 2008) - 1 Species
Eocorduliidae (Bechly, 1996) - 1 Species
Eosagrionidae (Handlirsch, 1934) - 1 Species
Epallagidae (Needham, 1903) - 10 Species
Epiophlebiidae (Muttkowski, 1911) - 4 Species
Erichschmidtiidae (Bechly, 1996) - 3 Species
Eumorbaeschnidae (Bechly, 1996) - 2 Species
Euphaeidae (Jacobson & Bianchi, 1905) - 57 SpeciesGossamerwings
Euthemistidae (Pritykina, 1968) - 3 Species
Frenguelliidae (Petrulevicius & Nel, 2003) - 3 Species
Gallophlebiidae (Nel & Al., 2015) - 1 Species
Gomphaeschnidae (Tillyard & Frase, 1940) - 24 Species
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 833 SpeciesClubtails
Gondvanogomphidae (Bechly, 1996) - 1 Species
Hageniidae (Tillyard & Fraser, 1940) - 1 Species
Hemeroscopidae (Pritykina, 1977) - 2 Species
Hemiphlebiidae (Fraser, 1960) - 9 SpeciesAncient greenling
Henrotayiidae (Fleck, Bechly, Martínez-delclòs, Jarzembowski, Cor, 2003) - 2 Species
Heterophlebiidae (Handlirsch, 1908) - 5 Species
Hypolestidae (Fraser, 1938) - 3 Species
Idionychidae (Tillyard & Fraser, 1940) - 1 Species
Isophlebiidae (Handlirsch, 1908) - 10 Species
Isostictidae (Fraser, 1955) - 34 SpeciesNarrow-wings
Juracorduliidae (Bechly & Ueda, 2002) - 1 Species
Juragomphidae (Nel, Bechly, Martinez-delclos & Fleck, 2001) - 1 Species
Juralibellulidae (Huang & Nel, 2007) - 1 Species
Latibasaliidae (Petrulevicius & Nel, 2004) - 2 Species
Lestidae (Calvert, 1901) - 195 SpeciesSpreadwings
Lestoideidae (Tillyard & Fraser, 1938) - 4 Species
Liadotypidae (Grauvogel & Laurentiaux, 1952) - 1 Species
Liassogomphidae (Tillyard, 1935) - 10 Species
Liassophlebiidae (Tillyard, 1925) - 14 Species
Liassostenophlebiidae (Fleck & Al., 2003) - 1 Species
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 1327 SpeciesSkimmers
Liupanshaniidae (Bechly & Al, 2001) - 11 Species
Macromiidae -> Macromiinae - 1 SpeciesSkimmers
Magnathemidae (Bechly, 2010) - 1 Species
Megaphlebiidae (Bechly, 2010) - 1 Species
Megapodagrionidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 251 SpeciesFlatwings
Mesochlorogomphidae (Fleck & Al., 2008) - 2 Species
Mesomantidiidae (Tillyard, 1923) - 1 Species
Mesuropetalidae (Bechly, 1996) - 4 Species
Myopophlebiidae (Bode, 1953) - 7 Species
Nannogomphidae (Bechly, 1996) - 1 Species
Neopetaliidae (Tillyard & Fraser, 1940) - 1 Species
Nodalulaidae (Lin, Huang & Nel, 2007) - 1 Species
Nothomacromiidae (Carle, 1995) -> Stenophlebiidae - 1 Species
Palaeomacromiidae (Petrulevicius, Nel & Muzon, 1999) - 4 Species
Paracymatophlebiidae (Bechly & Al, 2001) - 1 Species
Paragonophlebiidae (Nel, 2009) - 2 Species
Parastenophlebiidae (Bechly, 2005) - 1 Species
Perilestidae (Tillyard & Fraser, 1938) - 13 SpeciesShortwings
Petaluridae (Needham, 1903) - 21 SpeciesGraybacks
Platycnemididae (Tillyard, 1917) - 218 SpeciesWhite-legged damselflies
Platystictidae (Laidlaw, 1924) - 153 SpeciesShadowdamsels
Polythoridae (Munz, 1919) - 46 SpeciesBannerwings
Priscalestidae (Wappler & Petrulevicius, 2007) - 1 Species
Progobiaeshnidae (Bechly & Al, 2001) - 6 Species
Prohemeroscopidae (Bechly & Ueda, 2002) - 2 Species
Prostenophlebiidae (Fleck & Al., 2003) - 3 Species
Proterogomphidae (Bechly, 1996) - 17 Species
Protolindeniidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 3 Species
Protoneuridae (Tillyard, 1917) - 130 SpeciesThreadtails
Pseudolestidae (Kirby, 1900) - 2 Species
Pseudostigmatidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 21 SpeciesForest giants
Rudiaeschnidae (Bechly, Nel, Martínez-delclòs & Al., 2001) - 2 Species
Selenothemistidae (Handlirsch, 1939) - 2 Species
Sieblosiidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 21 Species
Sphenophlebiidae (Bechly, 1997) - 4 Species
Steleopteridae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 5 Species
Stenophlebiidae (Needham, 1903) - 16 Species
Synlestidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 44 SpeciesSylphs
Synthemistidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 10 SpeciesTigertails
Thaumatoneuridae (Fraser, 1957) - 18 Species
Triassolestidae (Bonaparte, 1970) - 14 Species
Turanothemistidae (Pritykina, 1968) - 1 Species
Urothemistidae (Lieftinck, 1954) - 1 Species
Valdicorduliidae (Bechly, 1996) - 1 Species
Zacallitidae (Cockerell, 1928) - 1 SpeciesExtinct family of damselflies
110 Families with 6397 Species in Continents
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Species overview - Checklist for Odonata in Continents without family allocation
Austrolibellula noroestenia (J. F. Petrulevicius, 2003)Info
Coryphaeshna adnexa ()Info
Cretalestes martinae (E. A. Jarzembowski, 1998)Info
Hemicordula asiatica -> Hemicordulia asiaticaInfo
Hemistigmoides deceptor -> Palpopleura deceptorInfo
Ishneura aurora ()Info
Jujusia maizgorda (J. F. Petrulevicius, 2002)Info
Mesonetopsis zeni (C. Ping, 1935)Info
Misthotus ambiguus -> Trithemis dorsalisInfo
Misthotus marshalli -> Trithemis dorsalisInfo
Parapetala liaoningensis (D. Y. Huang, 2003)Info
Presba piscator -> Syncordulia gracilisInfo
Presba venator -> Syncordulia venatorInfo
Rhabdothemis strigivena (A. Handlirsch, 1939)Info
Scientific name and ()Info
Sogdothemis modesta (A. V. Martynov, 1937)Info
Stoechia distanti -> Trithemis dorsalisInfo
17 Species in Odonata for Continents listed without family allocation
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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