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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Cladus: Odonatoptera
Cladus: Holodonata
Ordo: Odonata
Subordo: Epiprocta
Infraordo: Anisoptera
Superfamilia: Libelluloidea

Familia: Libellulidae
Subfamilia: Urothemistinae
Genus: Urothemis
Species: U. abbotti – U. aliena – U. assignata – U. bisignata – U. consignata – U. edwardsii – U. luciana – U. signata – U. thomasi
Name
Urothemis Brauer, 1868

Urothemis is a genus of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae.[2] Species of Urothemis can be medium-sized dragonflies which occur from Africa, across Asia to Indonesia and Australia.[3]
Species

The genus Urothemis includes the following species:[4]

Male Female Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Urothemis abbotti Laidlaw, 1927 Malaysia
Urothemis aliena 2044.jpg Urothemis aliena Selys, 1878 Red Baron[3] northern and eastern Australia and New Guinea.
Urothemis assignata Red Basker.jpg Urothemis assignata Red Basker 01.jpg Urothemis assignata (Selys, 1872) Red Basker[5] Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Urothemis bisignata Brauer, 1868 Indonesia
U Edwardsii.jpg Urothemis edwardsii (Selys, 1849) Blue Basker[6] Algeria; Angola; Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Côte d'Ivoire; Cameroon; Chad; Congo-Brazzaville; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Ethiopia; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinee-Bissau; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mozambique; Namibia; Niger; Nigeria; Republic of South Africa; Rwanda; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
Greater Crimson Glider Urothemis signata Male by Kadavoor.jpg Greater Crimson Glider Urothemis signata Female by Kadavoor.jpg Urothemis luciana Balinsky, 1961 St Lucia Basker[7] Mozambique; Republic of South Africa
Davidraju 410.jpg Urothemis signata at Vechoochira 08.jpg Urothemis signata (Rambur, 1842) greater crimson glider - India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, China and Indochina, Australia and New Guinea
Urothemis thomasi Longfield, 1932 Oman, United Arab Emirates.

References

Brauer, F. (1868). "Neue und wenig bekannte vom Herrn Doct. Semper gesammelte Odonaten". Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien (in German). 18: 167–188 [175] – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.
"Genus: Urothemis Brauer, 1868". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
Günther Theischinger; John Hawking (2006). The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. CSIRO Publishing. ISBN 0-643-09073-8.
Martin Schorr; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 12 Oct 2018.
Clausnitzer, V.; Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. (2009). "Urothemis assignata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2009. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
Suhling, F. & Clausnitzer, V. (2008). "Urothemis edwardsii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
Suhling, F. & Samways, M.J. (2010). "Urothemis luciana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2010: e.T22816A9389698. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-3.RLTS.T22816A9389698.en. Retrieved 24 December 2017.

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