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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