Sixty new dragonfly and damselfly species from Africa (UPDATED 2015-12-15)

444Man knows just one fifth of the nine million species of animal, plant, fungus and protist thought to inhabit our planet. Dragonflies and damselflies are regarded as well-known, however. Nevertheless in this latest issue of Odonatologica Klaas-Douwe B. Dijkstra, Jens Kipping & Nicolas Mézière describe 60 new species, the most to be named at once in 130 years, adding one to every twelve species known in Africa.

UPDATE: A list of collection codes and corresponding BOLD numbers can be downloaded here.

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This issue of Odonatologica is dedicated to the memory of Gerhard Jurzitza (1929–2014; see page 137), Daniel Grand (1943–2013; see page 247) and Anatoly Yuri Haritonov (1949–2013) on the occasion of his 65th birthday. Also congratulations to Angelo Barbosa Monteiro Machado, Brazil, on his 80th birthday on 22nd May 2014.

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