Taxonomic notes on the dragonfly genus Somatochlora Selys, 1871 from China (Odonata: Anisoptera: Corduliidae)

Abstract : 

The dragonfly genus Somatochlora is reviewed and discussed based on the molecular and morphological data, and the following junior synonyms are revealed:S. dido Needham, 1930 = S. taiwan Inoue & Yokota, 2001 syn. nov. and S. shennong Zhang, Vogt & Cai, 2014 syn. nov., S. uchidai Forster, 1909 = S. shanxiensis Zhu & Zhang, 1999 syn. nov., S. viridiaenea Uhler, 1858 = S. lingyinensis Zhou & Wei, 1979 syn. nov.; S. dido reported by Sui & Sun (1984), Wang (2007) and Qian et al. (2011)extremely are misidentification, and should be S. graeseri Selys, 1889. Asahina (1942) reported four species, S. exuberata Bartenev, 1910, S. metallica vera Bartenev, 1914, S. alpestris Selys, 1840 and S. arctica Zetterstedt, 1840, from Northeastern China before, but they were not discovered by any author until now, and it is need to further evaluation while discovering the specimens


Keyword : 

morphology, DNA data, Somatochlora, new synonym, China


Author(s) : , H. Li, H.-J. Zhang
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