Papuagrion carcharodon sp. nov. from southern New Guinea (Odonata: Coenagrionidae)


Papuagrion carcharodon, a new coenagrionid from the rainforest of Papua New Guinea’s Simbu Province, is described (holotype: 06°43′S, 145°05′E; 900 m a.s.l., 27 March 2004, to be deposited at Naturalis, Leiden). This new species is similar to P. ekari and P. pesechem but may be distinguished from both by the tooth-shaped lower branch of the male cerci, and the position of the tubercles on the female pro-notum.

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