Platygomphus benritarum sp. nov. and rediscovery of Anormogomphus heteropterus Selys, 1854 (Odonata: Anisoptera: Gomphidae) from Tezpur, Assam, India
International Journal of Odonatology, Volume 25, Pages 62-71, 2022
Published: 24 May 2022 (Received: 29 February 2022, Accepted: 27 April 2022)
Anormogomphus heteropterus is redescribed based upon a single male specimen. Discrepancies and inaccuracies in previous illustrations of this species that could cause confusion are pointed out. Platygomphus benritarum sp. nov. is described on the basis of a single male specimen collected at Tezpur, Sonitpur District, Assam, India. Platygomphus benritarum differs from its congeners and other, similar species such as Asahinagomphus insolitus (Asahina, 1986) by its thoracic markings and shape of the abdomen and cerci.
Keywords: dragonfly, description, endemic, new species, species discovery, taxonomy, Assam, Northeast India
Issue section: Original Article