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Acanthaeschna victoria

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: Aeshnoidea

Familia: Aeshnidae
Subfamilia: Brachytroninae
Tribus: Brachytronini
Genus: Acanthaeschna
Species: Acanthaeschna victoria

Acanthaeschna victoria, the thylacine darner,[4] is a species of Australian dragonfly in the family Telephlebiidae.[5] It is the only member of the genus Acanthaeschna.[6][7] Acanthaeschna victoria is rare and endemic to coastal areas of both southern and northern New South Wales as well as southern Queensland. Its natural habitat is intertidal marshes. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Acanthaeschna victoria is a large, brown dragonfly with a distinctive dark band on the side of its body that runs from the head to the abdomen.[8] It has clear wings[4] with a small dark stain at the nodus, the joint near the middle of the leading edge of each wing.

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