Papuagrion carcharodon sp. nov. from southern New Guinea (Odonata: Coenagrionidae)
International Journal of Odonatology, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 81-86, 2007
Published: 1 April 2007 (Received: 31 May 2006, Accepted: 12 January 2007)
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.
Keywords: Odonata, dragonfly, Zygoptera, New Guinea, Papuan region, new species, Papuagrion
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