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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: Trithemistinae
Genus: Paltothemis
Species: P. cyanosoma – P. lineatipes – P. nicolae

Paltothemis Karsch, 1890

Garrison, R.W. 1982. Paltothemis cyanosoma, a new dragonfly from Mexico (Odonata: Libellulidae.) Pan-Pacific Entomologist 58(2): 135–138.

Paltothemis is a genus of skimmers in the family Libellulidae.


There are at least three species recognised in the genus Paltothemis:[1][2][3][4]

Male Female Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Paltothemis cyanosoma.jpg Paltothemis cyanosoma Garrison, 1982 blue rock skimmer Mexico, where it is found in Guerrero, Jalisco, and Michoacán
RED ROCK SKIMMER (Paltothemis lineatipes) (4-26-13) sunny flats cg, cave creek, cochise co, az (8692299465).jpg SKIMMER, RED ROCK (Paltothemis lineatipes) (4-24-2015) road to upper humboldt cyn, patagonia mts, santa cruz co, az -01 (17084201267).jpg Paltothemis lineatipes Karsch, 1890 red rock skimmer southwestern United States, parts of Mexico and southward to Costa Rica
Paltothemis nicolae Hellebuyck, 2002 El Salvador


"Paltothemis Genus: Information". Retrieved 27 January 2018.
"Paltothemis Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
"Odonata Central". Odonata Central, University of Alabama. Retrieved 27 January 2018.

Ball-Damerow JE, Oboyski PT, Resh VH (2015). "California dragonfly and damselfly (Odonata) database: temporal and spatial distribution of species records collected over the past century". ZooKeys 482: 67-89.

Further reading

Ross H. Arnett (30 July 2000). American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico. CRC Press. ISBN 978-0-8493-0212-1.

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