Proplatycnemis pembipes (Dijkstra et al., 2007)
- scientific: Platycnemis pembipes
Type locality: Pemba Island, Ngezi Forest, Tanzania
The only species currently recognised in this genus in Africa. Please refer to the genus diagnosis and introduction for more information.
Known only from a seasonal stream shaded by forest. Mostly with a soft (like muddy) bottom, usually coarse detritus, often bare banks and probably dead trunks or branches. Only recorded near sea level.
Map citation: Clausnitzer, V., K.-D.B. Dijkstra, R. Koch, J.-P. Boudot, W.R.T. Darwall, J. Kipping, B. Samraoui, M.J. Samways, J.P. Simaika & F. Suhling, 2012. Focus on African Freshwaters: hotspots of dragonfly diversity and conservation concern. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 129-134.
- Dijkstra, K.-D.B., Clausnitzer, V., and Martens, A. (2007). Tropical African Platycnemis damselflies (Odonata: Platycnemididae) and the biogeographical significance of a new species from Pemba Island, Tanzania. Systematics and Biodiversity, 5, 187-198. [PDF file]
- Republic of Congo. RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 46. Conservation International, Arlington, VA, USA. [PDF file]
Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2021-01-16].