Chlorocyphidae is a family of damselflies, commonly known as jewels.[1] These are colorful species native to the Old World tropics, where they occur along forest streams. They are most diverse in Southeast Asia.[2]

Rhinocypha bisignata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Family: Chlorocyphidae
Cowley, 1937

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This family is monophyletic. It currently contains about 19 genera.[3]

Genera include:[4]


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  1. ^ Mitra, A., et al. (2014). Odonata survey in Central and Western Bhutan covering eight Dzongkhags (Districts): an annotated species list with nine new records. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, 2(2), 11-15.
  2. ^ Hämäläinen, M., & Karube, H. (2001). Rhinocypha orea spec. nov., a new damselfly from Vietnam (Odonata: Chlorocyphidae). Zoologische Mededelingen, 75, 405-408.
  3. ^ Dijkstra, K. D. B., et al. (2013). The classification and diversity of dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata). Archived 2018-08-14 at the Wayback Machine In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal Biodiversity: An Outline of Higher-level Classification and Survey of Taxonomic Richness (Addenda 2013). Zootaxa, 3703(1), 36-45.
  4. ^ Van Tol, J. (1998). The Odonata of Sulawesi and adjacent islands. Part 4. A new genus and species of Chlorocyphidae from South-East Sulawesi. Zoologische Verhandelingen, 323(35), 441-448.