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Taxonomy for Odonata (Dragonflies)
Class
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 2680 families, 140885 genera, 1879502 species
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Subclass
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 2543 families, 136697 genera, 1874857 species
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Infraclass
Palaeoptera (Crampton, 1915) (Ancient winged insects)
 229 families, 1921 genera, 17292 species
Tree
Superorder
Odonatoptera (Martynov, 1932)
 160 families, 1286 genera, 11649 species
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Order
Odonata (Fabricius, 1793) (Dragonflies) - Systematics
 121 families, 1173 genera, 11431 species
Site
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Families121
Genera1.173
Species11.431
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)
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Suborder    Epiprocta (Lohmann, 1996)
     21 families, 462 genera, 5957 species
Suborder    Zygoptera (Selys, 1854) (Damselflies)
     23 families, 395 genera, 5012 species
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Superfamily    Aesnoidea
     0 species
Family    Aeschnidiidae (Needham, 1903)
     34 genera, 45 species
Family    Allopetaliidae (Cockerell, 1913)
     1 genus, 2 species
Family    Araripechlorogomphidae (Bechly & Ueda, 2002)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Araripegomphidae (Bechly, 1996)
     1 genus, 3 species
Family    Araripelibellulidae (Bechly, 1996)
     5 genera, 8 species
Family    Araripephlebiidae (Bechly, 1998)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Archithemistidae (Tillyard, 1917)
     1 genus, 2 species
Family    Asiopteridae (Pritykina, 1968)
     7 genera, 14 species
Family    Austroperilestidae (Petrulevicius & Nel, 2005)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Bolcacorduliidae (Gentilini, 2002)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Bolcathoridae (Gentilini, 2002)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Burmaphlebiidae (Bechly & Poinar, 2013)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Campterophlebiidae (Handlirsch, 1920)
     32 genera, 61 species
Family    Cratopetaliidae (Bechly, 2010)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Cretacoenagrionidae (Bechly, 1996)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Cretapetaluridae (Bechly, 1996)
     4 genera, 4 species
Family    Cyclothemistidae (Bechly, 1996)
     4 genera, 7 species
Family    Cymatophlebiidae (Handlirsch, 1906)
     4 genera, 14 species
Family    Enigmaeshnidae (Nel, Neraudeau, Perrichot, Girard & Gomez, 2008)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Eocorduliidae (Bechly, 1996)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Eosagrionidae (Handlirsch, 1934)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Epallagidae (Needham, 1903)
     7 genera, 10 species
Family    Erichschmidtiidae (Bechly, 1996)
     1 genus, 3 species
Family    Eumorbaeschnidae (Bechly, 1996)
     1 genus, 2 species
Family    Euthemistidae (Pritykina, 1968)
     2 genera, 3 species
Family    Frenguelliidae (Petrulevicius & Nel, 2003)
     1 genus, 3 species
Family    Gallophlebiidae (Nel & Al., 2015)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Gomphaeschnidae (Tillyard & Frase, 1940)
     12 genera, 24 species
Family    Gompidae
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Gondvanogomphidae (Bechly, 1996)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Hageniidae (Tillyard & Fraser, 1940)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Hemeroscopidae (Pritykina, 1977)
     2 genera, 2 species
Family    Henrotayiidae (Fleck, Bechly, Martínez-delclòs, Jarzembowski, Cor, 2003)
     1 genus, 2 species
Family    Heterophlebiidae (Handlirsch, 1908)
     2 genera, 20 species
Family    Hypolestidae (Fraser, 1938)
     1 genus, 3 species
Family    Idionychidae (Tillyard & Fraser, 1940)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Isophlebiidae (Handlirsch, 1908)
     8 genera, 10 species
Family    Juracorduliidae (Bechly & Ueda, 2002)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Juragomphidae (Nel, Bechly, Martinez-delclos & Fleck, 2001)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Juralibellulidae (Huang & Nel, 2007)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Latibasaliidae (Petrulevicius & Nel, 2004)
     1 genus, 2 species
Family    Liadotypidae (Grauvogel & Laurentiaux, 1952)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Liassogomphidae (Tillyard, 1935)
     5 genera, 16 species
Family    Liassophlebiidae (Tillyard, 1925)
     5 genera, 14 species
Family    Liassostenophlebiidae (Fleck & Al., 2003)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Liupanshaniidae (Bechly & Al, 2001)
     7 genera, 11 species
Family    Magnathemidae (Bechly, 2010)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Megaphlebiidae (Bechly, 2010)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Mesochlorogomphidae (Fleck & Al., 2008)
     2 genera, 2 species
Family    Mesomantidiidae (Tillyard, 1923)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Mesuropetalidae (Bechly, 1996)
     2 genera, 5 species
Family    Myopophlebiidae (Bode, 1953)
     5 genera, 10 species
Family    Nannogomphidae (Bechly, 1996)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Nodalulaidae (Lin, Huang & Nel, 2007)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Nothomacromiidae (Carle, 1995) -> Stenophlebiidae
     1 genus, 2 species
Family    Palaeomacromiidae (Petrulevicius, Nel & Muzon, 1999)
     3 genera, 4 species
Family    Paracymatophlebiidae (Bechly & Al, 2001)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Paragonophlebiidae (Nel, 2009)
     1 genus, 3 species
Family    Parastenophlebiidae (Bechly, 2005)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Priscalestidae (Wappler & Petrulevicius, 2007)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Progobiaeshnidae (Bechly & Al, 2001)
     4 genera, 6 species
Family    Prohemeroscopidae (Bechly & Ueda, 2002)
     1 genus, 2 species
Family    Prostenophlebiidae (Fleck & Al., 2003)
     1 genus, 3 species
Family    Protolindeniidae (Handlirsch, 1906)
     1 genus, 3 species
Family    Rudiaeschnidae (Bechly, Nel, Martínez-delclòs & Al., 2001)
     2 genera, 2 species
Family    Selenothemistidae (Handlirsch, 1939)
     2 genera, 2 species
Family    Sieblosiidae (Handlirsch, 1906)
     5 genera, 21 species
Family    Sphenophlebiidae (Bechly, 1997)
     4 genera, 4 species
Family    Steleopteridae (Handlirsch, 1906)
     5 genera, 5 species
Family    Stenophlebiidae (Needham, 1903)
     7 genera, 17 species
Family    Thaumatoneuridae (Fraser, 1957)
     9 genera, 18 species
Family    Triassolestidae (Bonaparte, 1970)
     10 genera, 16 species
Family    Turanothemistidae (Pritykina, 1968)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Urothemistidae (Lieftinck, 1954)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Valdicorduliidae (Bechly, 1996)
     1 genus, 1 species
Genus    Austrolibellula (Petrulevicius & Nel, 2003) - 1 species
Genus    Caliaeshna - 1 species
Genus    Coryphaeshna - 1 species
Genus    Cretalestes (Jarzembowski & Al., 1998) - 1 species
Genus    Hemicordula - 1 species
Genus    Hemistigmoides - 1 species
Genus    Ishneura - 1 species
Genus    Jujusia (Petrulevicius & Nel, 2002) - 1 species
Genus    Libellila - 1 species
Genus    Mesonetopsis (Ping, 1935) - 1 species
Genus    Misthotus - 2 species
Genus    Parapetala (Huang & Al., 2003) - 1 species
Genus    Presba - 2 species
Genus    Rhabdothemis (Handlirsch, 1939) - 1 species
Genus    Scientific - 2 species
Genus    Sogdothemis (Martynov, 1937) - 1 species
Genus    Stoechia - 1 species
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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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