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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
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: Trithemistinae
Genus: Atoconeura
Species: A. biordinata – A. eudoxia – A. luxata


Atoconeura Karsch, 1899

Atoconeura is a genus of dragonflies in the family Libellulidae.

These dragonflies are generally about 28 to 39 millimeters long and are shiny black with yellow markings. They are native to Africa, where they are usually found along fast-flowing rivers in forested habitat at some elevation. The genus has likely been isolated in higher-altitude habitat, and most of the species are limited to highlands.[1]

Species include:[1][2]

Atoconeura aethiopica Kimmins, 1958
Atoconeura biordinata Karsch, 1899
Atoconeura eudoxia (Kirby, 1909)
Atoconeura kenya Longfield, 1953
Atoconeura luxata Dijkstra, 2006 – western highlander[3]
Atoconeura pseudeudoxia Longfield, 1953


Dijkstra, K. (2006). The Atoconeura problem revisited: taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography of a dragonfly genus in the highlands of Africa (Odonata, Libellulidae). Tijdschrift voor Entomologie, 149(2), 121-144.
Martin Schorr; Martin Lindeboom; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Archived from the original on 28 August 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010.
Clausnitzer, V.; Dijkstra, K.-D.B. (2010). "Atoconeura luxata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2010: e.T184238A8249594. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-3.RLTS.T184238A8249594.en. Retrieved 15 November 2021.

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