About the genus Cordulegaster

About the genus Cordulegaster

Documents Initial message of V.Kalkman missing. The type locality, of course, is also a major port with deep historic ties to Europe, most famously with the German brewery that has been providing China’s most famous beer since 1903: Tsingtao! If the holotype is identical to one of the forms of boltonii, I’d say you can dispose of it! I’m okay with the other suggestions, although it’s always hard to find a place to park doubtful taxa like magnifica. If only…

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Invalidity of the suborder Anisozygoptera

Invalidity of the suborder Anisozygoptera

Documents B├╝sse S. & Ware J.L. 2022 – Taxonomic note on the species status of Epiophlebia diana (Insecta, Odonata, Epiophlebiidae), including remarks on biogeography and possible species distribution. – ZooKeys, 1127 : 79-90. This article is, in my opinion, relatively heavy on the global classification of Odonata. Indeed, it clearly demonstrates the invalidity of the suborder Anisozygoptera, but does not propose a clear complete replacement.Unlike Bybee & al. (2021), we no longer have three suborders (Zygoptera, Anisozygoptera, Anisoptera), but only two…

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Hybride’s name for Cordulegaster

Hybride’s name for Cordulegaster

We do have two hybrid taxa to consider: Cordulegaster x kastalia Lohmann, 1993 [= Cordulegaster bidentata x C. buchholzi] and Cordulegaster x montandoni St. Quentin, 1971 [= Cordulegaster bidentata x C.insignis]. Normally my writing should be correct. The situation is less clear for montandoni, because the authors consider finding “pure” montandoni, but I doubt that this is realistic.  Since we have been chasing montandoni for a long time we would already know more. For the time being and in the absence of evidence to the contrary montandoni must be considered a hybrid taxon. An hybrid…

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Dumont (1976) – Aeschna charpentieri Kolenati, 1846, a synonym of Cordulegaster insignis Schneider, 1845…

Dumont (1976) – Aeschna charpentieri Kolenati, 1846, a synonym of Cordulegaster insignis Schneider, 1845…

Dumont H.J. 1976 – Aeschna charpentieri Kolenati, 1846, a synonym of Cordulegaster insignis Schneider, 1845, and on the correct status of Cordulegaster charpentieri auctorum (Anisoptera : Cordulegastridae). – Odonatologica, 5 (4) : 313-321. – [PDF]

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