Coryphagrion grandis is a species of damselfly found in coastal forests and on the lower slopes of the Eastern Arc Mountains in Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique.[1] Its monotypic genus Coryphagrion is considered as the only member of the family Coryphagrionidae (sometimes placed in the Megapodagrionidae as subfamily Coryphagrioninae). It was once placed within the family Pseudostigmatidae,[2] whose other members are all Neotropical, but further studies showed this family was paraphyletic.[3]

Coryphagrion grandis
Scientific classification
C. grandis
Binomial name
Coryphagrion grandis
Morton, 1924

References edit

  • Fincke, Ola M. (2006). "Use of Forest and Tree Species, and Dispersal by Giant Damselflies (Pseudostigmatidae): Their Prospects in Fragmented Forests" (PDF). In Adolfo Cordero Rivera (ed.). Fourth WDA International Symposium of Odonatology, Pontevedra (Spain), July 2005. Sofia—Moscow: Pensoft Publishers. pp. 103–125. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-06-28. Retrieved 2007-06-22.
  1. ^ Clausnitzer, V. 2010. Coryphagrion grandis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. Downloaded on 29 August 2014.
  2. ^ Groeneveld, Linn F.; Clausnitzer, Viola; Hadrys, Heike (2007). "Convergent evolution of gigantism in damselflies of Africa and South America? Evidence from nuclear and mitochondrial sequence data". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 42 (2): 339–346. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2006.05.040. ISSN 1055-7903. PMID 16945555.
  3. ^ Toussaint, Emmanuel F.A.; Bybee, Seth M.; Erickson, Robert; Condamine, Fabien L. (2019). "Forest Giants on Different Evolutionary Branches: Ecomorphological Convergence in Helicopter Damselflies". Evolution. 73 (5): 1045–1054. doi:10.1111/evo.13695. ISSN 0014-3820. PMID 30734925. S2CID 73426853.