Additions to the knowledge of Sympetrum sinaiticum, Dumont (Odonata: Libellulidae)
International Journal of Odonatology, Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 131-140, 2000
Published: 1 November 2000 (Received: 20 November 1999, Accepted: 19 April 2000)
New information shows that S. sinaiticum, is not divided into subspecies, as hitherto supposed. The subspecific name tarraconense, Jödicke, 1994 must be regarded as a junior synonym of sinaiticum., In contrast, the name arenicolor, Jödicke, 1994 denotes a taxon at full species rank, characterized by its larval and ligula morphology. This species is taxonomically identical to S. s. deserti, Jödicke, 1994. Since the latter name has been established in the same work, we determine the precedence of arenicolor, as the valid name for the Asiatic species. Range, seasonality, and habitat selection of S. sinaiticum, are outlined.
Keywords: Odonata, dragonfly, Sympetrum taxonomy, range, habitat selection, seasonality
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