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Order Odonata

Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Palaeoptera → order Odonata Fabricius, 1793


Daughter taxa

Suborders: 3 (2 illustrated). Subperfamilies: 10 (7 illustrated). Families: 39 (13 illustrated). Subfamilies: 16 (4 illustrated). Tribes: 9 (4 illustrated). Genera: 665 (62 illustrated). Subgenera: 5 (0 illustrated). Species.

Anisozygoptera Handlirsch, 1906 [suborder]


Odonata photos with superspecies identification

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06.12.2015 2:00, Peter Khramov

Superb! Dragonflies is one of the most trustworthy taxa at the site now.

06.12.2015 1:28, Eugene Karolinskiy

Thus, the system to the level of (a) inclusive of families (and sometimes deeper) as a whole is made. The rest - is gradually ...

05.10.2015 19:10, Eugene Karolinskiy

Sorry. :) I'm too lazy to switch keyboard and write translit - IMHO Move tone. Spetsokna for English, I did not notice.

Essentially. "Out" in many places. Firstly, there suborders, and apart from them, even hang separately any taxa which are not formally included. It should not be. Specifically, for example, family Chlorocyphidae should be Zygoptera. Etc.IMHO, or suborders are recorded and then everything should be in one of them, or not (and we just see the family). (IMHO better than Option 1.) That is, It must be respected nested hierarchy of taxa.

Secondly, the very classification of obsolete. For example, there is no Protoneuridae families and Pseudostigmatidae (Coenagrionidae last logged in, and the first section between Coenagrionidae and Platycnemididae).Current classification Zygoptera (even with lists of childbirth!) Can be found in the work of "Redefining the damselfly families: a comprehensive molecular phylogeny of Zygoptera (Odonata)" (Dijkstra et al, 2013), the reference: doi / 10.1111 / syen.12035 / abstract

Anizoptera can take from here: "The classification and diversity of dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata)" (Dijkstra et al, 2013), the reference:

If something somewhere is not loaded - I can send somewhere to do the work.

We should not forget about the more Anizozygoptera suborder with only family Epiophlebiidae.:)

All this will still be refined, everywhere there are all sorts of deliveries incertae sedis, which will be distributed somewhere, but the "base", I think, will last for some time. :)

Yes, the reason for all these changes in the system due to the fact that not so long ago gave up venation as the basis of classification and have moved to (finally! :)) Molecular data.I apologize for mnogobukov. :)

05.10.2015 0:25, Peter Khramov

1. Eugene comment in English should be written in the "translation for the English version," and not in the commentary in Russian.
2. Where it is out, and where it is not out?

04.10.2015 23:03, Eugene Karolinskiy

This classification is out of date.

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