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Perilestidae

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The Perilestidae are a family of damselflies commonly known as shortwings and twigtails.[1] It is a small family of around 19 species.[2] All extant species are native to the Neotropic ecozone. In the past Nubiolestes of Africa was included in this family,[2] but this is doubted. Palaeoperilestes electronicus is an extinct species described from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber.[3]

These damselflies are short-winged and have very long, slender, color-banded abdomens.[1] They live in dense forest habitat and rest with their abdomens hanging vertically.[4]

Genera

The family Perilestidae include the following genera:[5]

References

  1. ^ a b Haber, W. and Wagner, D. Perilestidae: Shortwings. Dragonflies and Damselflies of Ecuador.
  2. ^ a b Neiss, U. G. and Neusa, H. (2010). The larva of Perilestes attenuatus Selys, 1886 (Odonata: Perilestidae) from Amazonas, Brazil. Zootaxa 2614 53-58.
  3. ^ Zheng, Daran; Wang, Bo; Jarzembowski, Edmund A.; Chang, Su-Chin; Nel, André (2016-10-01). "The first fossil Perilestidae (Odonata: Zygoptera) from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber" (PDF). Cretaceous Research. 65: 199–205. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2016.05.002. hdl:10722/231813.
  4. ^ Machado, A. (2015). Perilestes eustaquioi sp. nov. and new distributional records of Perilestidae (Odonata) in Brazil. Zoologia (Curitiba), 32(5), 428-430.
  5. ^ Schorr, Martin; Paulson, Dennis. "World Odonata List". Slater Museum of Natural History. University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
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Perilestidae: Brief Summary

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The Perilestidae are a family of damselflies commonly known as shortwings and twigtails. It is a small family of around 19 species. All extant species are native to the Neotropic ecozone. In the past Nubiolestes of Africa was included in this family, but this is doubted. Palaeoperilestes electronicus is an extinct species described from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber.

These damselflies are short-winged and have very long, slender, color-banded abdomens. They live in dense forest habitat and rest with their abdomens hanging vertically.

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