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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: Aeshnoidea

Familia: Aeshnidae
Subfamilia: Aeshninae
Tribus: Gynacanthini
Genus: Tetracanthagyna
Species: T. bakeri – T. brunnea – T. degorsi – T. plagiata – T. waterhousei
Tetracanthagyna Selys, 1883

Tetracanthagyna is a genus of dragonflies in the family Aeshnidae.

T. plagiata is the world's largest dragonfly by wingspan and the female T. plagiata is probably the heaviest living odonate.[1]

The genus contains the following species:[2]

Tetracanthagyna bakeri Campion in Laidaw, 1928
Tetracanthagyna brunnea McLachlan, 1898
Tetracanthagyna degorsi Martin, 1895
Tetracanthagyna plagiata (Waterhouse, 1877) – giant hawker
Tetracanthagyna waterhousei McLachlan, 1898 – giant river hawker


T. M. Leong; S. L. Tay (2009). "Encounters with Tetracanthagyna plagiata (Waterhouse) in Singapore, with an Observation of Oviposition" (PDF). Nature in Singapore. National University of Singapore. 2: 115–119. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
Martin Schorr; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 12 Oct 2018.

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