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Distribution path and Subregions of South America (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - America - South America
Subregions: Argentina (Chubut, Jujuy), Bolivia, Brazil (North Brazil, South Brazil, Southeast Brazil, West Central Brazil), Chile, Colombia, Ecuador (Galápagos), French Guiana, Guyana, Northern South America, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
Taxonomy for Odonata (Dragonflies) in South America
Class
South America
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 879 families, 20255 genera, 142109 species
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Subclass
South America
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 863 families, 20184 genera, 141986 species
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Infraclass
South America
Palaeoptera (Crampton, 1915) (Ancient winged insects)
 65 families, 332 genera, 1459 species
Tree
Superorder
South America
Odonatoptera (Martynov, 1932)
 48 families, 221 genera, 1066 species
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Order
South America
Odonata (Fabricius, 1793) (Dragonflies) - Systematics
 43 families, 215 genera, 1060 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
South America
    Epiprocta (Lohmann, 1996)
     9 families, 96 genera, 493 species
Suborder
South America
    Zygoptera (Selys, 1854) (Damselflies)
     12 families, 84 genera, 521 species
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Family overview for Odonata (Dragonflies) in South America
Aeschnidiidae (Needham, 1903) - 2 Species
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 88 SpeciesDarners
Amphipterygidae (Selys, 1853) - 2 Species
Araripechlorogomphidae (Bechly & Ueda, 2002) - 1 Species
Araripegomphidae (Bechly, 1996) - 3 Species
Araripelibellulidae (Bechly, 1996) - 3 Species
Araripephlebiidae (Bechly, 1998) - 1 Species
Austroperilestidae (Petrulevicius & Nel, 2005) - 1 Species
Austropetaliidae (Carle & Louton, 1994) - 7 SpeciesRedspot Dragonflies
Calopterygidae (Selys, 1850) - 73 SpeciesDemoiselles
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 233 SpeciesPond damselflies
Cordulephyidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 1 Species
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 12 SpeciesBoghaunters
Cratopetaliidae (Bechly, 2010) - 1 Species
Cretapetaluridae (Bechly, 1996) - 3 Species
Dicteriadidae (Selys, 1853) - 2 SpeciesBarelegs
Frenguelliidae (Petrulevicius & Nel, 2003) - 3 Species
Gomphaeschnidae (Tillyard & Frase, 1940) - 8 Species
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 115 SpeciesClubtails
Hageniidae (Tillyard & Fraser, 1940) - 1 Species
Hemiphlebiidae (Fraser, 1960) - 2 SpeciesAncient greenling
Latibasaliidae (Petrulevicius & Nel, 2004) - 2 Species
Lestidae (Calvert, 1901) - 24 SpeciesSpreadwings
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 255 SpeciesSkimmers
Liupanshaniidae (Bechly & Al, 2001) - 2 Species
Magnathemidae (Bechly, 2010) - 1 Species
Megaphlebiidae (Bechly, 2010) - 1 Species
Megapodagrionidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 87 SpeciesFlatwings
Mesuropetalidae (Bechly, 1996) - 1 Species
Neopetaliidae (Tillyard & Fraser, 1940) - 1 Species
Nothomacromiidae (Carle, 1995) -> Stenophlebiidae - 1 Species
Palaeomacromiidae (Petrulevicius, Nel & Muzon, 1999) - 3 Species
Perilestidae (Tillyard & Fraser, 1938) - 11 SpeciesShortwings
Petaluridae (Needham, 1903) - 2 SpeciesGraybacks
Platystictidae (Laidlaw, 1924) - 9 SpeciesShadowdamsels
Polythoridae (Munz, 1919) - 40 SpeciesBannerwings
Proterogomphidae (Bechly, 1996) - 12 Species
Protoneuridae (Tillyard, 1917) - 19 SpeciesThreadtails
Pseudostigmatidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 19 SpeciesForest giants
Stenophlebiidae (Needham, 1903) - 1 Species
Thaumatoneuridae (Fraser, 1957) - 3 Species
Triassolestidae (Bonaparte, 1970) - 1 Species
42 Families with 1057 Species in South America
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Species overview - Checklist for Odonata in South America without family allocation
Austrolibellula noroestenia (J. F. Petrulevicius, 2003)Info
Coryphaeshna adnexa ()Info
Jujusia maizgorda (J. F. Petrulevicius, 2002)Info
3 Species in Odonata for South America 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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