Dragonfly Fauna of Sri Lanka: Distribution and Biology, with Threat Status of its Endemics

  • ID: 3335019
  • Book
  • Region: Sri Lanka
  • 321 pages
  • Pensoft
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Dragonflies are strikingly beautiful insects and small colourful pearls of Sri Lanka's remarkable biodiversity. At present, 124 species are known from the island, of which almost half are endemic. Such an extraordinary level of endemism makes Sri Lankan dragonflies an exceptionally interesting group for studies in biodiversity, zoogeography, phylogeny and ecology.

The book "Dragonfly fauna of Sri Lanka: distribution and biology, with threat status of its endemics" is the result of almost 20 years of the authors' work on the subject. With detailed texts and hundreds of colour photographs, maps and charts, it summarizes all the available knowledge on the distribution, taxonomy, biology and disturbing threat status of the dragonflies of Sri Lanka. It aims to raise awareness and promote interest in odonatology among a widespread and diverse community of researchers, nature conservationists and students in Sri Lanka and abroad.
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Preface

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1. Outline of geography, ecology and biodiversity of Sri Lanka
Chapter 2. Biology, diversity and conservation of the dragonflies of Sri Lanka
Chapter 3. Dragonfly habitats in Sri Lanka
Chapter 4. Odonatology in Sri Lanka
Chapter 5. List of the dragonfly species of Sri Lanka
Chapter 6. Distribution and biology of the dragonflies of Sri Lanka: methodology, summary of results and species' accounts
Chapter 7. IUCN Red List assessments of globally threatened endemic dragonfly species of Sri Lanka
Chapter 8. Conservation priorities and recommendations
Chapter 9. Research priorities and recommendations
Chapter 10. Odonatological bibliography of Sri Lanka

Appendix 1: Overview of dragonfly species per district and province
Appendix 2: Faunistic records of globally threatened endemic dragonfly species of Sri Lanka
Appendix 3: Photographic index and supplementary material

Index
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Matjaž Bedjanic,Karen Conniff,Nancy van der Poorten,Ali Šalamun
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