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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: Zygoptera
Superfamilia: Coenagrionoidea

Familia: Coenagrionidae
Genus: Acanthagrion
Species: A. ablutum – A. abunae – A. adustum – A. aepiolum – A. amazonicum – A. apicale – A. ascendens – A. chacoense – A. chararum – A. cuyabae – A. dichrostigma – A. floridense – A. fluviatile – A. gracile – A. hartei – A. hermosae – A. hildegarde – A. imeriense – A. indefensum – A. inexpectum – A. jessei – A. kennedii – A. lancea – A. latapistylum – A. longispinosum – A. luteum – A. minutum – A. obsoletum – A. peruanum – A. peruvianum – A. phallicorne – A. quadratum – A. rubrifrons – A. speculum – A. taxaense – A. temporale – A. tepuiense – A. trilobatum – A. truncatum – A. vidua – A. viridescens – A. williamsoni – A. yungarum

Acanthagrion Selys, 1876

Anjos-Santos, D. et al. 2011: Description of the final instar larvae of Acanthagrion gracile (Rambur) and Acanthagrion lancea Selys (Odonata: Coenagrionidae). Zootaxa, 2832: 44–50. Preview
Garrison, R.W., 1985: Acanthagrion speculum, a new damselfly from Costa Rica (Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae). Odonatologica 14(l): 37–44
Gutiérrez, Y., Freitas, H.L. & Oliveira, E.E. 2015. Acanthagrion viridescens (Odonata: Coenagrionidae): description of the final larval stadium and biological notes. Zootaxa 4057(1): 125–134. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4057.1.8. Preview (PDF) Reference page.
Lozano, F. 2013: Description of three females of the genus Acanthagrion (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) with a key to the females of Argentina. Zootaxa 3646(1): 23–38. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3646.1.2 Reference page.

Acanthagrion is a genus of damselflies. It is the dominant genus of damselfly at ponds and lakes in the Neotropics but A. quadratum is the only one found in North America.[1] They are commonly known as Wedgetails because of the raised tip of the abdomen.

The genus contains the following species:[2]

Acanthagrion abunae Leonard, 1977
Acanthagrion adustum Williamson, 1916
Acanthagrion aepiolum Tennessen, 2004
Acanthagrion amazonicum Sjöstedt, 1918
Acanthagrion apicale Selys, 1876
Acanthagrion ascendens Calvert, 1909
Acanthagrion chacoense Calvert, 1909
Acanthagrion chararum Calvert, 1909
Acanthagrion cuyabae Calvert, 1909
Acanthagrion dichrostigma De Marmels, 1985
Acanthagrion egleri Santos, 1961
Acanthagrion floridense Fraser, 1946
Acanthagrion fluviatile (De Marmels, 1984)
Acanthagrion gracile (Rambur, 1842)
Acanthagrion hartei Muzón & Lozano, 2005
Acanthagrion hildegarda Gloger, 1967
Acanthagrion indefensum Williamson, 1916
Acanthagrion inexpectum Leonard, 1977
Acanthagrion jessei Leonard, 1977
Acanthagrion kennedii Williamson, 1916
Acanthagrion lancea Selys, 1876
Acanthagrion latapistylum Calvert, 1902
Acanthagrion longispinosum Leonard, 1977
Acanthagrion minutum Leonard, 1977
Acanthagrion obsoletum (Förster, 1914)
Acanthagrion peruanum Schmidt, 1942
Acanthagrion peruvianum Leonard, 1977
Acanthagrion phallicorne Leonard, 1977
Acanthagrion quadratum Selys, 1876 - Mexican Wedgetail[3]
Acanthagrion rubrifrons Leonard, 1977
Acanthagrion speculum Garrison, 1985
Acanthagrion taxaense Santos, 1965
Acanthagrion temporale Selys, 1876
Acanthagrion tepuiense De Marmels, 1985
Acanthagrion trilobatum Leonard, 1977
Acanthagrion truncatum Selys, 1876
Acanthagrion vidua Selys, 1876
Acanthagrion viridescens Leonard, 1977
Acanthagrion williamsoni Leonard, 1977
Acanthagrion yungarum Ris, 1918


Paulson, Dennis R. (2009). Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West. Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-12281-6.
Martin Schorr; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 12 Oct 2018.
"North American Odonata". University of Puget Sound. 2009. Archived from the original on 11 July 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2010.

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