Results of an Odonata survey carried out in the peatlands of Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, in 2012

  • The results of a survey of Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) in the peat lands of Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, in 2012 are presented. Fifty four species of Odonata found in the area in June-July 2012 are listed, along with brief notes and the locations in which they were found. Of the species found, twelve had not been recorded in Central Kalimantan previously, and of these at least four are completely new to science. Six species, originally described from Central Kalimantan and not recorded any- where since 1953, were rediscovered. At least sixteen of the species found during the survey are considered to be of conservation concern. The discovery of at least four new species to science in a relatively short survey indicates a high probability of occurrence of many more species that are awaiting discovery, and that many un-discovered species may be lost or highly threatened because of the rapid demise of peat swamp forest habitats. A checklist of the Odonata known from Central Kalimantan is provided in an appendix.

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Author:Rory A. Dow, Marcel Silvius
Parent Title (English):Faunistic studies in South-East Asian and Pacific Island Odonata : journal of the International Dragonfly Fund
Series (Serial Number):Faunistic studies in South-East Asian and Pacific Island Odonata : journal of the International Dragonfly Fund (7)
Publisher:International Dragonfly Fund e.V.
Place of publication:Zerf
Document Type:Part of Periodical
Date of Publication (online):2014/04/04
Date of first Publication:2014/04/04
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2014/06/27
Tag:Borneo; Central Kalimantan; Indonesia; Odonata; biodiversity; conservation status; peat swamp forest
Page Number:41
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht