Ceriagrion chromothorax sp. nov. (Odonata: Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae) from Sindhudurg, Maharashtra, India

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Shantanu Joshi
Dattaprasad Sawant


Ceriagrion chromothorax sp. nov. is described from Western Ghats, India, based on six males and one female collected from Sindhudurg District of Maharashtra. 

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Shantanu Joshi, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Kodigehalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560097, India.


Shantanu Joshi is a researcher interested in studying ecology and diversity of odonates in India. He’s the founding editor of the website Odonata of India and curator of odonates at Research Collections, National Centre for Biological Collections, Bangalore. Currently, he’s pursuing a Master’s degree in Biodiversity, Wildlife Conservation and Management from Bhavan’s College, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai. 


Dattaprasad Sawant, Grant Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Noor Baug, Mazgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400008, India.

Dattaprasad Sawant is a Doctor by profession and graduated from Grant Govt Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai. He is pursuing his MD in Preventive and Social Medicine. He is self taught photographer and currently working on documenting biodiversity of Lepidoptera & Odonates of Konkan region.